Starring: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Søren Malling
2010. Series Ended
Following the intricate and complicated lives of politicians, media spinners and the reporters who feed off their triumphs and failures, Borgen uncovers a world of political and personal intrigue.
The setting is Borgen, the nickname for Denmark’s Parliamentary building, otherwise known as The Castle. After scoring her party a landslide victory through her idealism and work ethic, the smart and sexy populist Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) now faces the biggest dilemma of her life as Prime Minister. Will she succumb to pressure of compromise on her ideals and face consequences both on and off the political stage?
In Series 2, Birgitte has been Denmark s Prime Minister for two years years that have severely taken their toll on her private life. Increasingly, Birgitte finds herself having to make questionable compromises as the inevitable tensions between the various parties continue to mount.
In Series 3, over two years have passed and Birgitte Nyborg is no longer the Prime Minister of Denmark. Disillusioned with the way her old party is heading she decides to try to make a comeback by publicly challenging the incumbent Party Chairman.
After failing in this attempt, Birgitte concludes that her only way back into politics is to start again and found a new political party. Forging an unlikely alliance with journalist, Katrine Fønsmark, who becomes her new media adviser and spokesman, the third season follows the Nyborg and her new party as they fight their way back to Borgen.