Get a flavour of the new Sky Atlantic drama Das Boot with this 30-second trailer in the original language.
Das Boot, a sequel to the classic German film with the same title, tells the remarkable story of a crews’ high-pressure and claustrophobic life aboard a WWII German U-boat and it's now available to watch on Sky Atlantic On Demand.
The eight-episode sequel to the epic 1981 movie, based on the bestselling novel by Lothar-Günther Buchheim, is a Sky original production and co-produced by Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment.
Das Boot features a renowned international cast including Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), August Wittgenstein (The Crown), Vicky Krieps (Colonia Dignidad), Jonathan Zaccai (Robin Hood), Leonard Scheicher (Finsterworld), Robert Stadlober (Summer Storm), Franz Dinda (The Cloud) and Stefan Konarske (The Young Karl Marx).
"A look at the lives of the officers and men of the U-96, a German U-boat patrolling the North Atlantic during World War II. Led by Capt.-Lt. Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, the men, for the most part, are seasoned veterans of undersea duty. For the new recruits, including military journalist Lt. Werner, it's all a bit of an eye-opener.
The quarters are cramped with men sharing bunks - while one is on duty, the other gets sleep - and there's barely enough room for more than two men in passageways at any one time. Their trip is also marked by lengthy periods of boredom while they search for enemy shipping to attack and periods of absolute terror when they find themselves under attack by Allied naval vessels.
Throughout it all, the men band together, cynical about just what they are doing but also proud of their accomplishments. (garykmcd, IMDb)"
The series is directed by Andreas Prochaska, whose credits include Das Finstere Tal (The Dark Valleyin English) and Das Wunder von Kärnten (translated as A Day for a Miracle), and written by Tony Saint (Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley, The Interceptor) and Johannes W. Betz (Der Tunnel, Die Spiegel-Affäre).