Borgen returns with its fourth season after a decade and fans still can’t seem to get over the thrill and excitement it brought. Season four of the hit Danish political drama series premiered on April 2022, and it appears that many things have changed in the character’s lives but one thing that remains the same is they’re still struggling with complex power dynamics in both their private and professional lives.
“[Power is] this poison that just drips into your coffee. You think you’re just drinking coffee, but it’s just something bitter. It’s not good for you,” Sidse Babett Knudsen who plays Birgitte Nyborg notifies Tudum. “But power is also the opposite of not having power and not being heard and not being seen and not having any influence in anything. And I think it’s so connected to [Birgitte’s] identity, being in power, being heard, being a decision-maker. It’s addictive.”
Earlier, series creator Adam Price, who penned the last three seasons as well as the fourth season, spoke to The Times of London and was asked about the prospect of the show and its female lead. Price simply replied: “Never say never, he added. “No way. Birgitte is done.”
Currently, we do not know the specifics of the series returning with a fifth season since there’s been no concrete update but with a phenomenal fourth season, fans are desperately craving for season 5. Without further ado, let’s delve into details.
Will there be a season 5 of Borgen?
Actress Sidse Babett Knudsen (Birgitte) despite her success, revealed to The Times that the most asked frequent question has always been “Is there going to be another series?” And she says, “My initial response was, ‘Don’t touch it.’” Although the series did eventually return with a fourth season after nine years, little is known about season 5 as it has yet to be renewed.
Price was previously asked about the show’s comeback with the fourth season and he said: “We did say to each other that if the right story came along, we would try to get the band back together again. Sidse actually said, ‘See you in 10 years! Then the right story did appear, though at the time I didn’t know it would end up being Borgen.”
He continued: That “right story” entails a significant new oil discovery in Greenland – a Danish dependency – which throws most of the old favorites back together. Nyborg is back, in a newly formed government, as minister for foreign affairs. Has she really been in the same job all this time? I suggest to Knudsen that she must have thought about what her character has been doing: “Oh I’m not a method at all – I just put her in the cupboard, and she’s been doing well. But I took her out from the closet, and she fitted like a glove.” So well, chances are high that the series will return with the fifth season since they’ve been working on the script for almost ten years, it’s most likely that they’ve already written the script for season 5.
Borgen Season 5 Release Date
Netflix has yet to renew the series for a fifth season. Hence, an official release has not been announced and it will probably take a while but fans need to be patient until then.
The first season was released on September 26, 2010. The second season premiered on September 25, 2011. The third season was launched on January 1, 2013. The fourth season aired from February 13 to April 3, 2022. Unfortunately, the showrunners haven’t said a single word about a possible season 5 but we’re optimistic about the show’s future given the massive success of its last season.
On the off chance, it gets renewed this year, it is expected that season 5 will be out sometime in 2023.
The Cast of Borgen Season 5
Find the cast & characters expected to return in season 5–
Sidse Babett Knudsen will play Birgitte Nyborg
Birgitte Hjort Sorensen in the role of Katrine Fønsmark
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard in the character of Asger Holm Kirkegaard
Simon Bennebjerg will act as Oliver Hjorth
Magnus Millang will play the character of Rasmus Gren Lundbæk
Özlem Saglanmark will depict Narciza Aydin
Søren Malling will play the role of Torben Friis
Svend Hardenberg will be back as Hans Eliassen
Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen will act as Magnus Nyborg Christensen
Jens Albinus in the role of Jon Berthelsen
Peter Mygind will return as Michael Laugesen
Johanne Louise Schmidt will play yhe role of Prime Minister Signe Kragh
Mikael Birkkjær plays Phillip Christensen
Lars Knutzon will act as Bent Sejrø
Lisbeth Wulff will portray Pia Munk
Nivi Pedersen depicts Emmy Rasmussen
Lars Mikkelsen in the role of Søren Ravn
Borgen Season 5 Plot: What to expect?
Plot details for season 5 of Borgen are not revealed. However, the story would continue from where the fourth season ended.
Talking about the fourth season, the show’s comeback after nearly a decade, series creator Adam Price in an interview said that “The game has definitely changed. He continued, “It’s become a faster and dirtier game – the politicians have to change their ways, and that has changed them as well. The characters have moved into a different chapter in their lives – Birgitte is now in her early 50s, and if you have been so long in politics as she has, you have been changed by that as a person.”
Price also explained his central character’s trajectory adding: “The first time you taste it, it’s amazing, because you actually get to realize many of the idealistic dreams you had as a young politician,” he said. “But power is a slow working poison as well. And it drips into your cup of coffee every day, until, as a politician, you’re almost not able to taste that it’s coffee anymore.”
The fifth season will show us more about female leadership and its impact and how she balances her professional life and personal life– like motherhood.
Stay tuned for more!