Babylon Berlin season 4 is being talked about, and we’re here to break everything down for you. It is a wondrous neo-noir television series from Germany. It is based on the works of German novelist Volker Kutscher and was created, written, and directed by Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries, and Hendrik Handloegten.
Beginning in 1929, the series is set in Berlin during the latter years of the Weimar Republic. It follows Gereon Rath, a Cologne-based police investigator on a covert mission to unravel an extortion ring, and Charlotte Ritter, a police clerk by day and a flapper by night who dreams to be a police inspector.
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Babylon Berlin Season 4 Plot
Before the official renewal of the fourth season, Henk Handloegten stated, “The next one which is called Goldstein, and that’s the third book, will be our fourth season. That is a book that we will base a lot of storylines on.”
Henk Handloegten told “We thought it was time for a bit of change and of course, we are faster and we wanted the female input. We hope if everything goes well to shoot next year again.”
Babylon Berlin season 3 came to an end with the 1929 worldwide financial meltdown. It took a heavy toll on Gereon, and he relapsed on his sobriety by ingesting a large dosage of morphine. The following season will take place in 1931, but Gereon is expected to still be dealing with opiate addiction.
Season 4 will also continue to investigate Gereon and Charlotte’s close bond- they finally kissed in season 3. According to co-creator Henk Handloegten, the fourth season will undoubtedly follow that tale.
Handloegten also revealed to Express that Season 4 will closely follow the narrative of Volker Kutscher’s third “Babylon Berlin” novel, “Goldstein.”
In the novel, an American mobster called Abraham Goldstein appears in Berlin and attempts to take control of the city’s criminal underground, while Gereon investigates him on behalf of the FBI.
Other sources, like the German magazine Qiez, have suggested that Season 4 will feature aspects from Kutscher’s fourth “Babylon Berlin” novel, “The Fatherland Files.” Gereon is investigating a suspicious murder with connections to the burgeoning Nazi party in that story. Whether or whether Season 4 adopts “The Fatherland Files,” the Nazi party will undoubtedly become a bigger concern for Gereon and Charlotte in the future.
Babylon Berlin Season 4 Release Date
Babylon Berlin Season 4 has yet to be confirmed by Netflix or Babylon Berlin’s production company, Filmgesichter, but we can predict when it will be released. Season 3 contained 12 episodes and took roughly six months to complete, according to actor Volker Bruch, from November 2018 to May 2019. Season 3 premiered on Sky 1 on January 24, 2020, a month before it debuted on Netflix. So, in all, the duration between the commencement of Season 3 production and its launch on Sky was around 14 months.
Season 4 production is already begun, which is great news for fans. Filmgesichter issued a casting call for 2,000 extras for the forthcoming season in January 2021. The casting notice also said that production for Babylon Berlin Season 4 will begin “in the spring.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming was still going on as of May 4.
So, assuming Babylon Berlin Season 4 follows the same schedule as Season 3, it will air somewhere in the summer of 2022, at the very latest.
Babylon Berlin Season 4 Age Rating
The show is rated 16+ in most countries, and in the USA, it has a rating of 18+ owing to moderate sex, nudity, violence, gore, and drug use.
Almost every scene has an adult who is smoking. Heroin only appears in one episode. Alcohol is everywhere, but it is usually in a good way.
There are many killings and even some torture, but they are always quick and never too near.
There’s full-frontal male genital nudity but no full-frontal female genital nudity, as is customary. There is some female partial nudity. Every episode contains some level of nuance.
Babylon Berlin Season 4 Cast
- Volker Bruch plays Inspector Gereon Rath, a combat veteran of the Imperial German Army during World War I and a police officer newly transferred from his hometown of Cologne to Berlin; he struggles with morphine addiction related to his war experiences, particularly survivor’s guilt over the death of his brother
- Liv Lisa Fries plays Charlotte Ritter, a flapper from Neukölln’s slums and sometimes prostitute at the Moka Efti cabaret who works as a police clerk and aspires to become the Berlin Police’s first female homicide detective.
- Peter Kurth plays Detective Chief Inspector Bruno Wolter, a Berlin Police investigator whose pleasant demeanour conceals unsavoury inclinations; he becomes the principal adversary in season 2.
- Matthias Brandt plays Councillor August Benda, the Jewish head of the Berlin Police’s “Political Police” division. Benda, a relentless investigator and staunch supporter of the Weimar Republic, is reviled by Monarchists, Communists, and National Socialists alike; for years, he has been researching the Black Reichswehr.
- Leonie Benesch as Greta Overbeck, a downtrodden childhood friend of Charlotte Ritter who finally finds work as a domestic worker to Councillor Benda and his family and reluctantly becomes involved in an assassination plot
- Played by Severija Januauskait, Countess Svetlana Sorokina / Nikoros is a White Russian émigré, crossdressing singer in the Moka Efti cabaret, and spy for the Soviet secret police
- Ivan Shvedoff plays Alexei Kardakov, an anti-Stalinist Russian immigrant and the commander of the “Red Fortress,” a fictitious Trotskyist group in Berlin.
- Hannah Herzsprung plays Helga Rath, Inspector Gereon Rath’s long-time secret girlfriend and the wife of his absent brother since the First World War.
- Lars Eidinger plays Alfred Nyssen, a steel industrialist with ties to Reichswehr and Freikorps officers attempting to destroy the Republic and restore Kaiser Wilhelm II to the German throne, and who despises Germany’s ruling Social Democratic Party.
- Benno Fürmann is played by Colonel Gottfried Wendt, an ambitious and untrustworthy political police counsellor who is a major player in the NSDAPBenno Fürmann.
- Miel Matievi as Edgar Kasabian, “The Armenian,” the perfectly dressed proprietor of the Moka Efti cabaret and the boss of Berlin’s organised crime; a vicious but genuinely moral criminal, who acts as a personal guardian to Inspector Gereon Rath.
- Ronald Zehrfeld plays Walter Weintraub, The Armenian’s enigmatic and brutal associate who returns from jail.
- Meret Becker plays Esther Kasabian, a former actress married to The Armenian who want to return to the stage and reconcile with the men she loves.
Babylon Berlin Trailer
Here’s the official trailer for Babylon Berlin.
That is all we know as of now. Stay tuned for more on Babylon Berlin season 4!