The last Beck film to be written by Cilla and Rolf Börjlind was Buried Alive (Levande begravd) in 2010, and was originally intended to be an end to the series, but the success of the franchise ensured that it continued.
Cilla Börjlind told Expressen: “It had been a long journey, a lot of innings. So we said that we would not write any more… It had been great fun but it felt pretty good to finish it.”
“(Buried Alive) should have been the grand finale. But there was a demand for more when we said that we wanted to do other things. It felt really nice, because that was what we had mainly done since ’94 or ’95… We had found so many stories, but in the end we were almost empty. It was better that others took over.”
After more than twenty years and 34 films, the question of whether Beck has reached its conclusion was asked again this April when The Last Day premiered on C More. Meanwhile, there are rumours that Gunvald Larsson will move to Europol in a spin off.
Cilla and Rolf Börjlind are currently working on Spring Tide (Springfloden), adapted from their own best selling book, where a homeless former detective (Kjell Bergqvist) and an aspiring police officer (Julia Ragnarsson) join forces to solve a cold case in which a pregnant woman was buried alive.