Danish 'The Rain' Stars Join Netflix's New Season of 'Borgen'

Borgen Still - H 2015
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Borgen Still - H 2015

The streamer's relaunch of the hit political drama will feature cast additions, including Mikkel Boe Folsgaard and Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen, ad well as Johanne Louise Schmidt of local hit 'DNA.'

Netflix has unveiled the cast for the new season of Borgen, the hit Danish political drama that is being relaunched on the streamer after almost a decade-long hiatus.

Borgen creator Adam Price is re-teaming with the series' original stars Sidse Babett Knudsen and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, who will reprise their roles as Danish Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg and television journalist Katrine Fonsmark, respectively, for the show's fourth season.

Mikkel Boe Folsgaard and Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen, actors from Netflix's Danish sci-fi drama The Rain, have joined the Borgen cast, along with Özlem Saglanmak, Simon Bennebjerg, Johanne Louise Schmidt and Magnus Millang. Other new additions include Peter Zandersen, Youssef Hvidtfeldt, Charlotte Fich, Pegah Booyash, Karin Bang Heinemeier, Sussie Nohr, Niklas Herskind, Michael Moritzen, and Viola Martinsen.

Returnees from the original cast include Soren Malling (Torben Friis), Signe Egholm Olsen (Anne Sophie Lindenkrone), Mikael Birkkjaer (Philip Christensen), Lisbeth Wulff (Pia Munk), Lars Mikkelsen (Soren Ravn), Laura Allen Müller Smith (Nadia Barazani), Jens Albinus (Jon Berthelsen), Lars Knutzon (Bent Sejro), Peter Mygind (Michael Laugesen), Morten Kirkskov (Niels Erik Lund), Gitte Siem Christensen (Kirsten Sejro), Angunnguaq Larsen (Jens Enok Berthelsen), Freja Riemann (Laura Nyborg Christensen), and Kasper Lange (Dan Vestergaard).

Borgen ran for three seasons —from 2010 to 2013—on Danish public broadcaster DR and became a surprise international hit. Sidse Babett Knudsen caught the attention of international casting agents, and took on supporting roles in HBO's Westworld and BBC limited series Roadkill.

DR and Netflix are teaming up for the fourth season relaunch, which will see Birgitte Nyborg taking on a new role as Denmark's foreign minister, as Katrine Fonsmark, her former head of press, returns to journalism, landing a job at one of the country's top TV stations.

SAM Productions, the production company set up by Price, Emilie Lebech Kaae, and Maja Jul Larsen, will produce Borgen with Follow the Money helmer Per Fly as the series' conceptual director. Meta Louise Foldager Sorensen (Melancholia) is executive producing with Stine Meldgaard Madsen and Michel Ryddeskov as producers. The fourth season of Borgen will launch on DR in 2022 followed by a bow on Netflix worldwide.