We present current series highlights at Sky – in addition to well-known long-running favorites, we also take a look at upcoming new releases. In November 2018, Sky launched the 25 million euro in-house production “Das Boot”, this year the second season followed.
The first season of the eight-part series continued the story of the eponymous cult film by Wolfgang Petersen, released in 1981. Instead of just presenting one level of action on the claustrophobic submarine, which would certainly have been a hard test of patience for the viewer in the series format, the creative minds of the major project opted for a narrative split that allowed multiple locations for action and thus also content and visual Offers variety.
In the first season you could follow the life on board the U-612 as well as the story of Simone Strasser (Vicky Krieps), who fought for her brother’s well-being in the French port city of La Rochelle. The new season, which started in April, is similarly diverse, combining three exciting storylines and intensive character studies. These show once again what effects war can have on the human psyche.
In December 1942, the very experienced submarine commander Johannes von Reinhartz (Clemens Schick) received the order to drop three saboteurs on the US east coast with the U-822. When his loyalty was questioned, the U-612 was deployed under the command of Corvette Captain Ulrich Wrangel (Stefan Konarske) to pursue him. Escaping certain death on the Atlantic, the former commander of the U-612, Klaus Hoffmann (Rick Okon), arrives in New York.
With Sam Greenwood (Vincent Kartheiser), who owes his life to Hoffmann, he finds shelter and meets the shady, German-born lawyer Berger. Can this enable him to return to Germany?
You can see “Das Boot”, season two currently on call at Sky Ticket, Sky Go and Sky Q.
Original title: Das Boot
Directed by Matthias Glasner, Rick Ostermann
Actors: Vicky Krieps, Clemens Schick
Scope: 8 episodes of approx. 60 min each
Age rating: from 12 years
Linear reception: Sky One
Reception call: Sky Ticket, Sky Go and Sky Q