Arrow Films' Nordic Noir label has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray the highly anticipated second season of the BAFTA award winning Danish political drama Borgen. The two-disc box set will be available for purchase online and in shops across the United Kingdom on February 4th.
As Season 2 begins, Birgitte has been in power for two years, years that have severely taken their toll on her private life. She must now balance her role of PM with that of divorcée and single-mother. Politically, she has succeeded in earning the respect of both her political allies as well as her enemies, but tensions between the parties are mounting.
Denmark's participation in international wars, along with certain central domestic policy issues, has generated friction through parliament. Birgitte increasingly finds herself having to make more and more shaky compromises to keep the country together.
We welcome back journalist Katrine Fønsmark (Birgitte Hjort Sorensen) who, having moved from being a TV news presenter to tabloid newspaper reporter at Ekspres, finds herself being morally and ethically challenged by a ruthless editor-in-chief.
Meanwhile, Kasper Juul (Pilou Asbæk), who continues to work as Birgitte's spin doctor, struggles to suppress his inner demons as his past threatens to intrude on his relationship with new girlfriend, Lotte.
Such has been the impact of Borgen in the UK, the show is regularly referred to in UK parliament, and used as an example when discussing world, EU Politics, as well as the country's own coalition government.
Note: In addition to the standalone Season 2 box set, Arrow Films' Nordic Noir label will release a combined Borgen: Season 1 and 2, also available on Monday February 4th. Series 1-2 will be housed in a visually stunning white box, bearing the classic Borgen logo, complete with embossed and glossed Danish government seal.