New season enters Germany’s dark 1930s
Set against the backdrop of the last years of the Weimar Republic, Beta’s hit detective series Babylon Berlin returns in the fall for its fourth season as it delves into Germany’s dark 1930s. The series, which will premiere on October 8 in Germany, has released its first international trailer. Seasons 1 through 3 are set against the backdrop of the final days of Berlin’s roaring 1920s, while Season 4 will unfold as the chaotic Weimar Republic of the early 1930s begins to crumble.
Producers Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott and Michael Polle say at X Filme Creative: “The mafia war that flooded the streets of Berlin transports the audience to the darkest period in German history, starting with New Year’s Eve 1930/31. It’s a delight and a thrilling fascination to see Charlotte and her fighters bring together the characters we know from previous seasons with power and emotion in bolder ways than ever before.” said.
Actors Volker Bruch and Liv Lisa Fries reprise their roles as police inspector Gereon Rath and Charlotte Ritter, who has a passion for detective work in Berlin. Benno Fürmann, Lars Eidinger and Hannah Herzsprung, as well as numerous other players from previous seasons, returned. New cast members for Season 4 include Mark Ivanier, Barbara Philipp, Moisej Bazijan, Ronald Kukulies, Thomas Arnold, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Hannes Wegener and Max Raabe as gangster Abe Goldstein.
The screenwriters of the new season are Achim von Borries, Bettine von Borries, Henk Handloegten, Khyana El Bitar and Tom Tykwer, while Handloegten, von Borries and Tykwer are directing the series once again. Tykwer also reunited with Johnny Klimek to compose the music performed by Max Raabe, Meret Becker and the internationally acclaimed band Meute. Babylon Berlin is a production of X Filme Creative Pool, co-production with ARD Degeto, Sky and Beta Film.