Cmore has announced that Beck 41 – Death in Samarra (Döden i Samarra), starring Peter Haber as the iconic detective, will premiere on New Year’s Day followed by Beck 42 – The Prodigal Son (Den förlorade sonen) on 5th February 2021.
In Death in Samarra (Döden i Samarra), one of the candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize is brutally stabbed to death in central Stockholm just after presenting evidence of illegal warfare to representatives from The Hague. The Beck team suspects that this may be a political assassination.
One of the representatives and a key witness in the murder, Majid, worked with Alex (Jennie Silfverhjelm) when she was stationed in the Middle East. They have remained close ever since and so Josef (Martin Wallström) thinks that she should stay out of the investigation. The rifts in the team are not improved by Klas Fredén (Jonas Karlsson), who wants results before SÄPO takes over.
Meanwhile, Martin Beck (Peter Haber) is on sick leave but insists on going to work as he waits for a diagnosis. He tries to keep the peace as tensions mount within the team but it becomes clear that there are some harboring dangerous secrets.
In The Prodigal Son (Den förlorade sonen), a jawbone is found in the middle of the forest. When the rest of the body is found, it turns out that it has recently been moved and is identified as Viktor Eklund. He has been missing for five years and his mother, the acclaimed author Cecilia Eklund, has only just managed to move on.
It turns out that it was Martin Beck who investigated the disappearance, but Alex thinks that the case file lacks important information and isn’t up to Martin’s usual meticulous standards. There is much that simply isn’t true. However, Martin is very secretive and reluctant to talk about the case.
Martin is still on sick leave and it is becoming clear just how ill he is, but nevertheless Fredén volunteers him to help Alex. He wants new blood in the force, but Alex has different plans and Josef starts to notice.
Executive producer, Niva Westlin Dahl, said: “It feels great to bring viewers two new Beck films in these dark times. In addition to two really tough cases, they both deepen and strengthen our understanding of the Beck team and its challenges from several perspectives. However, it is probably Martin Beck who is subjected to the toughest trials, both in private and at work.”