Das Boot is a German televisions series and is a sequel to the 1981 Oscar-nominated movie Das Boot. The series has already aired and Germany and airs every Wednesday on Sky Atlantic in the UK at 9pm. Here’s everything you need to know about a potential second season.
Will there be another series of Das Boot?
Yes, Das Boot season two has been given the green light already.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the series was a hit in Germany with more than 1.13 million viewers watching the series on TV and 1.89 million watching the Das Boot on demand.
Marcus Ammon of Sky Deutschland said: “From the beginning, we were convinced that we could create something extraordinary together with our partners, featuring a multilayered yet entertaining story and an outstanding cast.
“Now we’re looking forward to working on a second season.”
The first season premiered in the UK on Wednesday, February 6.
The remaining seven episodes will air every Wednesday at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.
You can also watch the entire first season of Das Boot via NOW TV.
Who will star in Das Boot season 2?
Hopefully, all of the main cast of the first series will return for Das Boot season two.
This means Masters of Sex actress Lizzy Caplan will return as Carla Caplan and Tatort star Rick Okon as Captain Klaus Hoffman.
Phantom Thread star Vicky Kripes stars as interpreter Simone Strasser who embarks on an illicit love affair.
Game of Thrones actor Tom Wlaschiha is expected to return as Kriminalrat Hagen Forster.
The Crown’s August Wittgenstein as Oberleutnant zur See Karl Tennstedt and German actor Rainer Bock as Fregattenkapitän Gluck are also both expected in season two.
Other cast members in Das Boot include:
- Vincent Kartheiser as Samuel Greenwood Jr.
- James D’Arcy as Phillip Sinclair
- Thierry Frémont as Inspector Pierre Duval
- Pit Bukowski as Diesel-Maschinenmaat Pips Lüders
- Stefan Konarske as Korvettenkapitän Ulrich Wrangel (“Der Alte”)
- Kevin McNally as Samuel Greenwood Sr.
- Leonard Kunz as Bootsmann Günther Maas
What will happen in Das Boot season 2?
Das Boot, the TV series is a sequel to the 1981 movie Das Boot about World War Two submarine warfare.
It based on the novels Das Boot and Die Festung by Lothar-Günther Buchheim.
The series takes places in 1942, nine months after the film ends.
The storyline is split into two parts, one based on land around the French resistance and the other around a German U-boat crew.
The series follows the lives of those in the resistance movement in La Rochelle in France and the lives of those on board U-612.
It is unclear what will happen in the second season as the first series has not finished airing.
This article will be updated when more information is available.
In the meantime, here is the synopsis for the first season in case you missed it.
It reads: “The story of the new high-end series “Das Boot” begins in the fall of 1942, at a time when, in the midst of World War II, submarine warfare was becoming ever more brutal.
“The plot follows a young submarine Crew on a dangerous surveillance mission, as the Résistance begins to gain influence at the French port of La Rochelle.
“During the Autumn of 1942, in occupied France, U-612 is now ready for its maiden voyage, preparing to head into the increasingly brutal warfare with its young crewmen, including the new commander, Klaus Hoffmann.
“As the 40 young men take on their first mission, they struggle with the cramped and claustrophobic conditions of life underwater.
“Their personalities are pushed to the limit as tensions rise and loyalties begin to shatter.
“Meanwhile, at the port of La Rochelle, the world of Simone Strasser spirals out of control as she is engulfed in a dangerous liaison and forbidden love, torn between her loyalty for Germany and the Resistance, and causing her to question everything.
“Could all she believed to be true, in fact, be a lie? A story of choices and survival, Das Boot explores the emotional torment of life during World War Two, and the brutal reality of living within a senseless war.
“Buchheim’s statement that blind fanaticism drives young men into a hopeless war has unfortunately not lost any relevance in today’s world.”
Das Boot airs every Wednesday at 9pm on Sky Atlantic
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