Såhär skriver Persbrandt själv på sin Facebook sida från den 3 januari i år:
"Thank you all for your incredible beautiful response to my role as Gunvald Larsson in the Beck series.1996 we did the first movies in the series and since then I spent over 1000 days or 24000 hours prepering or shooting Beck. It's been a joy spending this time with Gunvald but we all need to move on in life. Leaving the Beck series is a way for me to move on to new challenges. Thanks again. Mikael"