BBC4 Signs Borgen For Final Season

BBC FOUR has picked up rights for the third season of Borgen, the Danish political drama starring Sidse Babett Knudsen as moderate coalition prime minister Birgitte Nyborge.

Produced by Danish state broadcaster DR with Camilla Hammerich on board as creative producer, Borgen has been a surprise international hit across Europe, with the opening two episodes of the second series bringing in more than one million viewers for BBC Four. First season was awarded a BAFTA for its exploration of women, family, political and journalistic themes.

BBC Four controller Richard Klein told The Guardian that Borgen’s “delicately woven personal and political storylines have kept audiences hooked on Saturday night.”