List of Danish TV Shows
Browse the full list of Danish TV shows streaming online, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO and more. Sort by Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!
What it's about: 40-year old political leader Birgitte Nyborg secures her party a landslide victory through her idealism and huge effort, then faces the biggest challenge of her life: how most effectively to use the newly won seats, and how far she is willing to go in order to gain as much influence as possible.
Where to Watch: 30 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).
2. The Rain
What it's about: After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety. A Scandinavian thriller series.
Where to Watch: 14 episodes (88%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).
3. The Kingdom
What it's about: The Kingdom is the most technologically advanced hospital in Denmark, a gleaming bastion of medical science. A rash of uncanny occurrences, however, begins to weaken the staff's faith in science – a phantom ambulance pulls in every night, but disappears; voices echo in the elevator shaft; and a pregnant doctor's fetus seems to be developing much faster than is natural.
Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder).
4. LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
What it's about: When the fate of their world, Ninjago, is challenged by great threats, it's up to the ninja: Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane, Lloyd and Nya to save the world.
Where to Watch: 4 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (Cartoon Network). 76 episodes (58%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 22 episodes (17%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Cartoon Network). 90 episodes (68%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).
What it's about: Independent, outspoken and adored by her students, private school teacher Rita fares less well with adults.
Where to Watch: 32 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).
6. Below the Surface
What it's about: An early morning in October, 15 people are taken hostage from a subway train. This puts a huge hostage crisis in motion, and it changes Denmark forever.
Where to Watch: 8 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).
7. Those Who Kill
What it's about: Those Who Kill is a Danish crime TV series from 2011, which follows a fictitious unit within Copenhagen Police which specialises in investigating serial murders. The series was aired as five two-part stories in Denmark, but has aired as five feature film length episodes in most other countries. A separate 92 minutes feature film, Fortidens skygge, which forms a continuation and ending of the series, premiered in Danish cinemas on 15 March 2012, and is being aired as a final, sixth episode of the series in many other countries, such as the UK and Germany.The series is created and written by Elsebeth Egholm and Stefan Jaworski, with various other screenwriters helping out as episode writers, among them Siv Rajendram, Rikke De Fine Licht and Morten Dragsted. Directors have been Birger Larsen, Niels Nørløv and Kasper Barfoed. The series is a Danish-German-Swedish-Norwegian co-production.Although originally planned to run for several seasons, Danish TV2 announced in October 2011 that there would be no further seasons made, due to falling viewer shares after the first few episodes. TV2 programming manager Keld Reinicke stated that, "We have no plans to continue the series as it never gave us the audience share we expected in Denmark."
Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).
8. The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey
What it's about: The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey is a Danish police procedural television series produced by Danmarks Radio, created and written by Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrøm. The series debuted on 10 October 2004 in Denmark. It won an International Emmy Award from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for best non-American television drama series in 2005. There were three seasons; the second season premiered in Denmark on 9 October 2005 and the third on 8 October 2006. The last episode originally aired in Denmark on 26 November 2006. The series was filmed on location in various parts of northern Europe, from Berlin and Copenhagen to Oslo and other locations including Iceland.The series has enjoyed particular success in Australia, where it airs on SBS and is available on DVD with English subtitles.
Where to Watch: 24 episodes (86%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).
9. Unit One
What it's about: Rejseholdet is a Danish television crime series starring Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen and Lars Brygmann. Produced by Danmarks Radio, the program aired 32 episodes spanning four seasons from 2000 to 2004. Each episode revolved around an elite mobile police task force called "Unit One" that travels around Denmark helping local police solve crimes. Cases portrayed in the show were loosely based upon actual incidents of sensational crimes such as murders, kidnappings, cross-border sex traffic and child pornography. Rejseholdet won the 2002 International Emmy Award for best drama series.
Where to Watch: 17 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).
10. I Am the Ambassador
What it's about: Follows Rufus Gifford, the U.S. ambassador to Denmark and an advocate for LGBT rights, in his personal and professional life.
Where to Watch: 4 episodes (29%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 10 episodes (71%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).
11. Lego Legends of Chima
What it's about: Laval the Lion and Cragger the Crocodile are best friends who live in the mystical land of Chima. This all changes after an innocent escapade when Cragger gets his first experience with chi, a sacred resource important to Chima's delicate balance which gives its user awesome power.
Where to Watch: 41 episodes (72%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
12. LEGO Nexo Knights
What it's about: The adventure takes place in the futuristic Kingdom of Knighton. It focuses on the Nexo Knights as they journey to defeat Jestro the evil jester, the Book of Monsters, and their lava monster army. Clay leads the Nexo Knights, which include Macy, Lance, Aaron, and Axl. Together, under their mentor Merlok 2.0, they band together to defeat Jestro.
Where to Watch: 10 episodes (20%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 40 episodes (80%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
13. Anna Pihl
What it's about: Anna Pihl is a Danish police drama produced by TV2. The series stars Charlotte Munck as the title character Anna Pihl, Peter Mygind, and Iben Hjejle as Mikala. Three seasons have been produced, each having 10 episodes.The show follows the work and personal life of Anna Pihl, a policewoman at the Bellahøj police station in Copenhagen. She is divorced, and lives with her son, Mikkel, in a flat shared with Jan, her gay male friend. The show focuses on personal stories and realism: although it has action and suspense, it comes second to more realistic material.Besides Denmark, the series has been broadcast in Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Finland. In Germany, the show was cancelled due to low ratings after the first nine episodes of season 1. A late night re-run started in September 2008. Season one aired in Estonia and in Australia on SBS One. In USA, Latin America and Portugal, Anna Pihl airs on Eurochannel.The theme song for season 1 was "Crosshair" by Blue Foundation, while the theme song for seasons 2 and 3 was "In the End I Started" by Swedish singer Maria Marcus and Dane Niels Brinck.
Where to Watch: 30 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).