Beck is back - four new films in production
Beck is back.
Production of four new Beck films, anticipated to have an exclusive streaming premiere on C More this autumn, will begin soon.
Filming of the 39th Beck film began in February and when shooting wraps in mid-summer, a total of 42 Beck films starring Peter Haber will have been produced.
“Congratulations all you Beck fans out there - and I know there are a lot of you! This is such a kick. Year after year, the Beck films top the list of what our users at C More watch the most, so I am thrilled that we will be able to offer new films by the end of 2020,” says Niva Westlin Dahl, executive producer of Beck at C More and TV4.
The new films, 39-42 in the series, pick up right where the Beck team left off last time. Martin Beck (Peter Haber) is now top brass and Alexandra Beijer (Jennie Silfverhjelm) heads up the team, side-by-side with her colleagues Steinar Hovland (Kristofer Hivju), Oskar Bergman (Måns Nathanaelson), Ayda Cetin (Elmira Arikan) and Jenny Bodén (Anna Asp). Martin’s daughter (Rebecka Hemse) and The Neighbour (Ingvar Hirdwall) are also returning by popular demand.
Film 39 is expected to premiere on C More this autumn. As yet, there is no information about the premiere on TV4.
The Beck films are based on characters created by husband-and-wife writing team Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö and their detective series about Martin Beck. The films are produced by Tomas Michaelsson at Filmlance, which is part of the Endemol Shine Group. In the director’s chair are Pontus Klänge (Spring Tide, Arne Dahl) and Lisa Ohlin (Wallander, Simon and the Oaks). The scripts have been written by Johan Bogaeus, Veronica Zacco, Fredrik Agetoft and Stefan Thunberg. Beck is a co-production by C More, TV4, Nordisk Film and German TV channel ZDF and is distributed internationally by Endemol Shine.
About C More, TV4 and ventures in drama
The high-quality content that TV4 and C More are delivering to viewers and users makes us more relevant now than ever before. In an era when everyone watches on their own terms, we are creating content and services that move and engage - and that bring Sweden together.
TV4 and C More are caught up in an expansive venture in Swedish drama and have during the past year premiered new original productions including Ture Sventon och Bermudatriangelns hemlighet [“Ture Sventon and the secret of the Bermuda Triangle”], Bröllop, begravning och dop [“A Wedding, Funeral & A Christening”] and Hamilton [“Agent Hamilton”]. The content portfolio also includes classic brands and audience favourites such as Solsidan [“The Sunny Side”], Gåsmamman [“Mother Goose”] and Beck.
Filmlance International, one of the largest independent production companies in Sweden, has since the outset produced high-quality, award-winning films for cinema and TV for a worldwide audience. The company’s filmography includes more than 100 titles of critically and audience-acclaimed feature films, animated children’s films, TV feature films, TV series and short films. Filmlance is the proud producer of The Bridge, the TV series that has become a mega-hit worldwide and has won numerous awards. The Bridge has been sold to more than 188 countries and has generated five successful remakes. This spring, Filmlance will be in the news with several series and feature films including Kalifat [“Caliphate”], Tsunami and Spring, Uje, Spring [“Run, Uje, Run”]. Filmlance is part of the Endemol Shine Group.