On 8 December, the 49th Beck film will premiere exclusively on TV4 Play. In Beck – Inferno, the world closes in on Josef (Martin Wallström) who is suspended pending an internal investigation after an alleged assault by an SÄPO agent. Klas Freden (Jonas Karlsson), now at the peak of his career, offers his help – but nothing is free. BECK, which celebrates 25 years this year, continues to be a huge ratings success on TV4.
When Beck – Inferno begins, nothing is the same in the Beck group. Alex (Jennie Silfverhjelm) is investigating a fatal shooting at a petrol station, but is deeply affected by the fact that Jenny (Anna Asp) has been fired and Josef is suspended pending an internal investigation.
Meanwhile, Klas Freden has become the head of SÄPO. He contacts Josef and offers him his help, but nothing is free and Klas wants Josef to do him a favour first. Josef declines, but after an initial interview with the internal investigators, he realises he has no chance and seeks out Klas again. Klas wants Josef to track down a woman who is said to have stolen the Botticelli painting Inferno, a painting that has been used as collateral in countless drug deals. The deal has fatal consequences for Josef, Klas and the Beck group.
Films 47-50 are a direct continuation where we left the Beck group last time and under the leadership of Alex Beijer the group is the same; Oskar, Jenny, Ayda, Steinar and Josef. The police unit works closely and efficiently together, but there are concerns. Has Alex come to terms with his past? Does Josef fit in with the group? Can Steinar contribute when they need him most? And the newly appointed Säpo chief Klas Fredén continues to show up where he shouldn’t and interferes in investigations that he has nothing to do with.
Beck – Inferno premieres streaming on TV4 Play on 8 December and will come to the TV4 channel next year. Beck 50 – Deadlock is scheduled to premiere on TV4 Play in early spring 2024.
The Beck films are based on author couple Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö’s character and detective series about Martin Beck. The film is directed by Pontus Klänge and Niklas Ohlson. Peter Arrhenius, Dennis Magnusson, Annika Sandahl, Ronnie Sandahl and Johan Bogaeus have written the script. The script editor is Fredrik Agetoft. The films are produced by Francy Suntinger at Filmlance International, part of Banijay. Niva Westlin Dahl is executive producer for the project on C More and TV4 and Hanne Palmquist is executive producer for Filmlance International. Beck is a co-production between C More, TV4, Filmlance and Nordisk Film Production in collaboration with ZDF, DR, TV2 Norway, Nordisk Film Distribution and Banijay Rights. Beck is distributed internationally by Banijay Rights.