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Babylon Berlin’s Fifth Season Finds a New Home After Sky Deutschland Exits

Babylon Berlin is a critically acclaimed series that has been praised numerous times for its historical accuracy. stylish visuals and its complex characters, winning a place in the hearts of viewers along with numerous awards. Recently, news broke that Comcast-owned Sky Deutschland, one of the show’s backers, is shutting down its local originals department which ultimately led to speculation that Babylon Berlin’s fourth season (set to air this fall) would be its last. Thankfully, THR confirmed that the show will still go on, despite Sky Deutschland pulling out.

What can we expect from the fifth season?

Babylon Berlin’s 5th season will be produced by ARD Degeto, X Filme and Beta Film, without Sky Deutschland. It is expected to be released in 2023 and will pick up where the fourth season left off, with Gereon Rath and Charlotte Ritter investigating a new case in Berlin. The season will feature new characters and plotlines, and it is sure to be a must-watch for fans of the show. The season will be set in 1931, a year of great political and social upheaval in Germany and will explore the rise of the Nazi Party and the growing threat of fascism. It will also be a character-driven season, focusing on the relationships between Gereon Rath, Charlotte Ritter, and the other characters. The producers have commented on the fifth season, calling it “the most ambitious season yet.” It’s sure to be one hell of a ride.

Why did Sky Deutschland shut down?

Sky Deutschland, a German pay-TV company owned by Comcast, recently shut down its local originals department, citing a number of factors for the decision. The reasons for this decision included the rising cost of producing original content, increased competition from streaming services, and a decline in viewership for traditional pay-TV. Babylon Berlin was Sky Deutschland’s first high-end original series, but the network was always a minority partner. The main anchor network was public broadcaster ARD, and the two networks split broadcasting rights in Germany. Sky got the first pay-TV window, but it is not clear if Sky will carry the fifth season of the show when it airs. The Hollywood Reporter called this show a “hotbed of crime, sexual experimentation and extremist politics” and mentioned that it can be viewed via Netflix in the U.S.