Beta’s hit detective series Babylon Berlin, set against the backdrop of the final years of the c, returns this autumn for its fourth season with the drama entering Germany’s dark 1930s.
Ahead of its highly anticipated launch in Germany on SKY on October 8, as well as on HBO for the CEE and Sky UK, Deadline can reveal the first international trailer.
With seasons 1 to 3 taking place against the backdrop of the final days of Berlin’s roaring 1920s, Season 4 will unfold against the chaotic early 1930s as the Weimar Republic began to crumble.
“A mobster war boiling over into the streets of Berlin takes the viewer further and further into the darkest period of German history, starting with New Year’s Eve 1930/31,” reveal producers Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott, and Michael Polle at X Filme Creative Pool.
“It is a joy and at the same time a thrilling fascination to see Charlotte and her combatants bring characters and arcs from the previous seasons together with power and emotion in ever new daring ways.”
Co-stars Volker Bruch and Liv Lisa Fries reprise their roles as police inspector Gereon Rath and Charlotte Ritter, a Berlin flapper with detective aspirations.
Numerous other actors from the previous seasons are back, among others Benno Fürmann, Lars Eidinger, and Hannah Herzsprung. New cast members for Season 4 include Mark Ivanier as mobster Abe Goldstein, Barbara Philipp, Moisej Bazijan, Ronald Kukulies, Thomas Arnold, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Hannes Wegener, and Max Raabe.
The writers for the new season are Achim von Borries, Bettine von Borries, Henk Handloegten, Khyana El Bitar, and Tom Tykwer, with Handloegten, von Borries and Tykwer directing once more.
Tykwer has also teamed again with Johnny Klimek to compose the music, which is performed by Max Raabe, Meret Becker, and the internationally acclaimed band Meute.
Babylon Berlin is a production of X Filme Creative Pool in co-production with ARD Degeto, Sky and Beta Film.
The series is co-produced by Christoph Pellander and Carolin Haasis (ARD Degeto), Frank Jastfelder and Lucia Vogdt (Sky Deutschland). Executive producers for X Filme are Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott, and Michael Polle, co-producers for Beta Film are Jan Mojto, Dirk Schürhoff, and Moritz Herzogenberg.
The current season was supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and the German Motion Picture Fund.