Babylon Berlin returns for series finale

Babylon Berlin returns for series finale

By Michael Pickard
June 25, 2024


German crime drama Babylon Berlin will return for a fifth and final season, with filming set to begin this October on eight new episodes.

Set in the darkest period of German history, the new season dives deep into the dreadful February 1933 and its consequences, the transfer of power of the NSDAP.

The director/writer trio of Henk Handlogten, Achim von Borries and Tom Tykwer will return for the finale, with Volker Bruch (Generation War) and Liv Lisa Fries (The Wave) reprising their roles of Gereon Rath and Charlotte Ritter as well. The story is based on Volker Kutscher’s fifth novel The March Fallen.

The future of the series had been thrown into doubt after broadcaster Sky Deutschland withdrew from the series following its decision, announced last year, to pull back on scripted series from 2024.

Babylon Berlin season five is a production of X-Filme Creative Pool in coproduction with ARD Degeto, SWR, WDR, Radio Bremen and distributor Beta Film.

It is coproduced by Christoph Pellander and Carolin Haasis (ARD Degeto), Manfred Hattendorf and Monika Denisch (SWR), as well as Alexander Bickel and Caren Toennissen-Brand (WDR).

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.

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