One week ago, we were able to show a handful of pictures from the upcoming TV-serie “Das Boot” (2018) but today we’re able to show you many more! Thanks to Sonar Entertainment, who also will be handling the international release (US).
TV-Serie “Das Boot” is inspired by on one of the most legendary war movies made, Wolfgang Petersen’s “Das Boot” (1981) as well as Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s bestselling novels “Das Boot” and “Die Festung” (ending with “Der Abschied”). The TV-serie is set 9 months after the original movie.
Some of the cast for this World War II TV-serie includes Rick Okon (“Crime Scene”), who stars as Captain Klaus Hoffmann of U-612 and Vicky Krieps (“Phantom Thread”) who stars as Simone Strasser.
“Playing Captain Hoffmann on board U-612 has truly been a wonderful yet intense experience. Filming in a replica U-boat brought home the shocking realisation of the severe life experienced on board these boats and, with 30,000 leaving port and only a small fraction returning, it gave me a real sense of the brutality involved in this war.”, said Rick Okon.
Other cast actors include Tom Wlashiha (“Game of Thrones”), Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”), August Wittgenstein (“The Crown”), Rainer Bock (“Inglourious Basterds”), Leonard Scheicher (“Finsterworld”), Robert Stadlober (“Summer Storm”), Franz Dinda (“The Cloud”), Vincent Kartheiser (“Mad Men”) and many others.
“It is Autumn 1942 in occupied France and the U-612 is bracing for its maiden voyage. Led by the young commander Hoffmann, 40 men are heading towards their first ever mission in an increasingly brutal war, all cramped within the metal vessel. Personalities clash and loyalties shatter as they are tried by the unspeakable horrors of war. Will they live to make it back ashore?
Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, Simone Strasser’s world is quickly spinning out of control. Deep into an impossible love affair that has her torn between the two sides, Simone must now navigate a world full of deception and betrayal, all under the watchful eye of the Gestapo’s Hagen Forster.”
Simone Strasser also has a brother in the TV-Serie, Frank Strasser, who is a radio operator on U-612.
The filming of the TV sequel to the 1981 movie Das Boot came to an end after 105-day of filming. The first broadcast of the serie Das Boot is planned for the end of 2018 in the Sky regions of Germany, Austria, Italy, Great Britain; Ireland and will feature 8 episodes (ca. 1 hr per episode).
At this moment, nothing is known when or on which platforms “Das Boot” will be released in the United States.