Renewed or Cancelled – will there be a Borgen – Power & Glory Season 2?

June 2, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
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This article discusses the potential of Borgen — Power & Glory Season 2 and may contain some minor spoilers for the first season. You can check out our spoiler-free season review by clicking these words.


It has been a while since we last saw Borgen, a Danish political thriller that was the crown jewel of the Scandi Noir subgenre for three seasons after it first debuted back in 2013. Now, Netflix have reinvigorated the story with Borgen – Power & Glory, an eight-part quasi-reboot, though technically the fourth season, which continues the run of high form as if the show never went away in the first place.

Borgen was an enormous cross-cultural hit back in the day, and with that ready-made fanbase and the predictably high quality of the latest outing, it’s more than worth considering the possibility of a renewal. So, here’s everything we know about that at the time of writing:

Renewed or canceled status – Will there be a Borgen – Power & Glory Season 2?

Status: TBC

At the time of writing there has been no word either way about the potential future of the show. It’s still early days, though, so that isn’t exactly unexpected.

But you know Netflix. They never do anything without a good reason, and the investment of resources to revive a years-old drama needs to have some payoff besides a single season – even if it is very good on its own terms. My theory is that the streaming giant is angling for at least a couple of seasons here, using the political crises of the modern era – some of which, including climate anxiety, the tradeoff between environment and economy, and fraying geopolitical tensions between leading superpowers, including Russia, we’ve already seen here – as fuel.

Keep an eye on Netflix Top 10 and your preferred social channels to get a sense of how this season is doing, but if I was a betting man, I’d wager in favour of a renewal sooner rather than later.

What is Borgen – Power & Glory?

In this rebranded continuation, Sidse Babett Knudsen reprises her role as ruthless Copenhagen politician Birgitte Nyborg, now the Minister of Foreign Affairs in a coalition Danish government having to navigate a political quagmire after the discovery of oil in Greenland.

You can stream Borgen — Power & Glory Season 1 exclusively on Netflix.

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