Previously, two images were released of upcoming TV-series “Das Boot” (2018) which will be a sequel on one of the most legendary war movies made “Das Boot” (1981) by Wolfgang Petersen. The TV-series is set 9 months after the original movie and include two storylines.
“Das Boot” (2018) begins in the fall of 1942, at a time when submarine warfare is becoming increasingly brutal. As a young crew embark on a dangerous surveillance mission under the command of U-612 Captain Klaus Hoffmann, the Resistance begins to gain influence at the port of La Rochelle.
The storylines follows Frank Strasser, radio operator onboard U-612, and his sister Simone Strasser, who works as a translator for the Kriegsmarine in La Rochelle and comes in contact with the French resistance. Here she struggles between sympathy for the Resistance and loyalty to her fatherland. A forbidden love also may bring danger…
DID YOU KNOW? The U-boat used in the series is a 1:1 scale replica, weighting 240-ton? It’s 67-meter-long, six and a half-meter-wide. Although the replica can glide through the water, despite missing a keel, up to nine knots, it can’t submerge. This replica was priorly made for the movie U-571 and was later used in Caught in icy depths.
The first broadcast of the series Das Boot is planned for the end of 2018 in the Sky regions of Germany, Austria, Italy, Great Britain and Ireland and will feature 8 episodes.
Some of the cast includes Tom Wlashiha (“Game of Thrones”), Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”), Rick Okon (“Crime Scene”), Vicky Krieps (“Phantom Thread”), August Wittgenstein (“The Crown”), Rainer Bock (“Inglourious Basterds”), Leonard Scheicher (“Finsterworld”), Robert Stadlober (“Summer Storm”), Franz Dinda (“The Cloud”) and many more.