If you haven't had a chance to watch one of the best shows on television yet, now is your chance to catch up on the first three seasons of “Babylon Berlin” before the fourth season is released.
In the meantime, if you're still on the fence, consider these benefits: Germany-language drama “Babylon Berlin,” based on the series of novels by Volker Kutscher, is a crime show and a period piece set in the city of Berlin in the early twentieth century.
It takes place in Berlin during the Weimar Republic, a fragile democracy that governed the country after World War I before collapsing in 1933 due to the Anschluss. “Babylon Berlin” touches on many issues about World Wars and the interwar period.
The story of “Babylon Berlin” revolves around two main characters. The first is Gereon Rath, a Berlin police detective and World War I veteran who is still dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and guilt over the death of his brother during the conflict (spoiler alert: his brother isn't deceased).
Charlotte Ritter, the other main character, began the series as an administrative assistant at the Berlin police department and has since progressed to become the city's first female police officer.
The investigations of Gereon and Charlotte have taken them all over the world, from the seedy underbelly of Berlin's cabaret scene to the seedy underbelly of Hollywood's early film industry to the collapsing financial sector and the rise of violent nationalist political movements that will culminate in World War II.
The show's first two seasons were released on Netflix in January 2018, and the third season was released two years later, in January 2020, on the streaming service.
The producers of “Babylon Berlin” have already confirmed that the show will return for a fourth season, which is expected to premiere shortly. Everything we know about the upcoming installment of “Babylon Berlin.” is listed below.
Is Babylon Berlin's Fourth Season Still Being Planned?
According to several reports, a fourth season has been ordered in Germany in addition to the third.
Babylon Berlin Season 4 Release Date For Netflix
No release date for season 4 of “Babylon Berlin” has been announced by either Netflix or Filmgesichter, the production company for the show.
According to Volker Bruch, the show's star, the production of Season 3's 12 episodes took place between November 2018 and May 2019.
Sky 1 broadcasted the official premiere of Season 3 a month before Netflix made Season 3 available for streaming. Season 3 was in production for approximately 14 months before it was finally broadcast on Sky.
Season 4 of the show is already in the works, which is fantastic news for the show's fans. Two thousand extras were required for the upcoming season of Filmgesichter, which will premiere in January 2021.
The casting calls for Season 4's production also stated that filming would begin “in the spring” for the upcoming season. The Hollywood Reporter reported on May 4 that filming was still taking place at the time.
According to the current schedule, season 4 will premiere sometime in the summer of 2022 if it follows the same path as season 3.
What Will Babylon Berlin Season 4 Be About?
Begin with the Season 3 finale, which was a major cliffhanger.
1929 was the year that the global financial system collapsed, bringing the season to a close. Gereon was severely affected by it, and he relapsed in his sobriety by ingesting a large amount of morphine.
Although the next season will take place in 1931, likely, Gereon will still be struggling with opioid addiction at the time.
Season 4 will also continue to explore Gereon and Charlotte's relationship — after all, it was during season 3 that they finally kissed. Henk Handloegten, one of the show's co-creators, told “Express” that the fourth season will undoubtedly continue the storyline.
Handloegten also revealed to Express that Season 4's crime story would be based on Volker Kutscher's third “Babylon Berlin” novel, “Goldstein,” which is set in the fictional city of Berlin.
A fictional American gangster named Abraham Goldstein arrives in Berlin and bids for control of the city's criminal underworld, prompting Gereon to investigate him as a favor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Although not confirmed by Kutscher, other sources such as the German magazine Qiez have suggested that Season 4 include elements from Kutscher's fourth “Babylon Berlin” novel, “The Fatherland Files.”
Regardless of whether or not Season 4 adapts “The Fatherland Files,” the Nazi party will undoubtedly become a bigger and bigger problem for Gereon and Charlotte as the season progresses. As well as other material. Gereon is tasked with investigating a mysterious murder tied to the rising Nazi party in that novel.
What's the Cast?
Season 4 of “Babylon Berlin” will only have one new cast member, who will be introduced later in the season. According to Deadline, executive producer Mark Ivanir will join the show's cast as a writer.
He has appeared in a variety of television shows and films, including “Homeland,” “Transparent,” and “The New Pope.” We're confident that Ivanir will play a significant role in Season 4's plot because he's the only significant addition to the cast so far – for more information, see the plot section below.
Gereon and Charlotte will almost certainly be reprised by Volker Bruch and Liv Lisa Fries, who played them in the first film. As a result, many of the show's recurring cast members will likely return.
After being presumed dead during World War I, Gereon's long-lost brother Anno made a surprise appearance in Season 3 after years of speculation.
An affair between Gereon and Anno's wife Helga Rath began shortly after the war's conclusion, resulting in tension between them. Anno and Helga, played by Hannah Herzsprung and Jens Harzer, will almost certainly return soon.
Because Season 4 takes place in Berlin, it is almost certain that Miel Matievi, the Armenian nightclub magnate who oversees Berlin's criminal underworld, will return. Ronald Zehrfeld, a former associate of Walter Weintraub, is expected to return.
Is There a Trailer?
There is no trailer for the fourth season, but you can watch the official trailer below:
That's all we know about Babylon Season 4. Stay tuned for more updates, and thank you for reading!