NBC to remake Danish political drama

US network NBC is to remake Borgen, a Danish political drama from the producers of Forbrydelsen (The Killing). This comes after British public broadcaster the BBC acquired the DR-produced series.

The show is the latest Nordic-originated series to be developed by a US broadcaster following AMC’s Fox and Fuse Entertainment-produced remake of The Killing.

Borgen, which is produced in house by the Danish public broadcaster DR, is a political drama that centres around the fight for political power and the surprise election of Sidse Babett Knudsen’s Birgitte Nyborg.

It was acquired by the BBC’s head of programme acquisitions Sue Deeks and will air on BBC Four, which aired the original Danish version of The Killing.

BBC Worldwide Productions, which is run by former BBC One controller Jane Tranter, will produce the series in association with Universal Television and Deadline Hollywood reports that Friday Night Lights executive producer David Hudgins will write and exec produce the series with Jason Katims. 

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