This Danish drama series follows the intricate and complicated lives of the politicians, media spinners and reporters who feed off their triumphs and failures in 'Borgen' (the Castle) - the nickname for Denmark's parliamentary building. In the first episode, Denmark is preparing for parliamentary elections and Birgitte Nyborg, facing her first election as party leader, decides at the last minute to head in her own direction.
Did You Know?
The fictional media portrayed in Borgen are based on real-life media outlets. Public broadcaster TV1 is based on DR1, the tabloid newspaper Ekspres is inspired by Ekstra Bladet, and the commercial 2'eren is similar to TV 2. See more
When subtitled e.g. in news clips, Lars Brygmann
's character is sometimes spelled "Troels Höxenhaven" and sometimes "Troels Høxenhaven". See more
Begivenheder og personer i BORGEN er fiktive - men inspireret af virkeligheden. Serien refererer desuden til historiske personer og hændelser i dansk politik før 1982. = Events and people in BORGEN are fictional - but inspired by reality. The series also refers to historical people and events in Danish politics before 1982. See more
Borgen Main Titles
Written & performed by Halfdan E See more