KCETLink Launches Online Borgen Marathon

Catch Full Episodes of Season 2 Beginning Sept. 29

Episodes will also air nightly on KCETLink's over-the-air digital channel 28.2

 

Burbank, Calif. - September 18, 2013 - In preparation for the highly anticipated U.S. premiere of Season 3 of Borgen on Oct. 4, KCETLink will stream the complete second season of the internationally acclaimed Danish political drama beginning Sunday, Sept. 29 on kcet.org and linktv.org.

 

Borgen Season Two also will be presented on KCETLink 28.2, KCET's digital channel, nightly at 10 p.m. from Sept. 29 through Oct. 4. Each of the ten, one-hour episodes will stream online for two weeks following its airdate on 28.2.

In this season, fans watch Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) in her second term as Denmark's first female prime minister. Politically, she has succeeded in earning the respect of her allies as well as her enemies, but tensions between parties are mounting, and Birgitte is forced to make more and more shaky compromises. The growing pressure causes her to doubt whether she can maintain both her position and her integrity. The ambitious and idealistic television journalist Katrine Fønsmark is now working as a star journalist at the Ekspres, where editor-in-chief, Michael Laugesen, challenges her journalistic morals. Kasper Juul continues his professional role as the cynical spin doctor for Birgitte Nyborg. Privately he is trying to make peace with his inner demons and keep them from sabotaging his relationship with a new girlfriend.

 

The highly anticipated third season of Borgen will premiere for the first time in the U.S. and exclusively on KCET Friday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. PDT and on Link TV at 7 p.m. EST. For more information on the series, including character maps and series assets, please visit kcet.org/borgen.

 

The multi-award winning Borgen stars Sidse Babett Knudsen as Danish Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg Christensen; Pilou Asbæk as troubled spin doctor, Kasper Juul; and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, as ambitious news anchor, Katrine Fønsmark. The show is created and written by producer Adam Price and co-writers Jeppe Gjervig Gram and Tobias Lindholm. It is produced by DR, the Danish public broadcaster that produced the international Danish hit series, The Killing.

 

ABOUT KCETLink

KCETLink is the new national independent public transmedia organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media.  A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV and DISH, in Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as via various digital delivery systems.  KCET and Link TV are services of KCETLink. For additional information about KCETLink productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.

 

 

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