Munich - Today Sky releases the first look trailer for the third series of multi-award winning Sky Original drama "Das Boot", as well as announcing the commission of series four which will begin production in June. The ten new episodes will be shown in double episodes on Sky One every Saturday at 8.15pm from 14 May 2022, as well as being available as a full season on the Sky Ticket streaming service and via Sky Q on demand. Season three of "Das Boot" is supported by the Czech Cinematography Fund and the Malta Film Commission. In partnership with Samsung and in consultation with Cinemakers Film, "Das Boot" is shot in 8K and features a Dolby Atmos soundscape. "Das Boot" will be shown in all Sky markets, including the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland.
Produced by Bavaria Fiction for Sky Studios, "Das Boot" boasts a stellar array of new cast including Ray Stevenson (The Spanish Princess), Ernst Stötzner (Brecht), Luise Wolfram (Mathilde), Elisa Schlott (Strange Daughter), International Emmy Award winner Anna Schudt (The Sniffles Would Have Been Just Fine), Joana Ribeiro (The Man Who Killed Don Quixote), Florian Panzner (Dark), Artjom Gilz (Milk & Honey), Jo Hartley (After Life), Fritzi Haberlandt (Ein spätes Mädchen), Johann von Bülow (13 Minutes), Trystan Pütter (Toni Erdmann) and Franz Hartwig (Pagan Peak). The 10-part series also sees Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones), Franz Dinda (The Cloud), Rick Okon (Tatort), Pierre Kiwitt (Lobos sucios), Leonard Scheicher (Finsterworld) and Robert Stadlober (Summer Storm), reprise their roles.
"Das Boot" is written by head writers Colin Teevan, Tony Saint and staff writer Judith Angerbauer. Episodes 1-5 are directed by Hans Steinbichler (Winter Journey; The Diary of Anne Frank), and episodes 6-10 by Dennis Gansel (The Wave; Mechanic - Resurrection). Executive Producers are Moritz Polter (Spotless, Freud), Jan S. Kaiser (Hotel Lux, Dark Woods), Marcus Ammon, Frank Jastfelder and Jason Simms for Sky Studios. Julia Jaensch (Sky) and Caroline Fischer (Bavaria Fiction) act as producers. Filmed in Prague and Malta over the course of 104 days, with directors of photography Armin Franzen (How to Sell Drugs Online; Gladbeck) and David Higgs (Churchill; His Dark Materials).
Season 3 from 14 May 2022, Saturdays at 8.15pm in double episodes on Sky One. The complete third season from 14 May on the Sky Ticket streaming service and on demand via Sky Q. Seasons one and two are also available on demand.
"Das Boot" follows the tense struggles of a young U-boat crew as they engage in the Battle of the Atlantic whilst being hunted down by an obsessed Royal Navy Commander in a thrilling game of cat-and-mouse. They are sent on a dangerous mission to the Southern Hemisphere under the command of Robert Ehrenberg (Franz Dinda) who finds redemption and the family bonds he thought he’d lost forever.
Meanwhile in the climes of neutral Lisbon, where exiles, spies and criminals rub shoulders with allies and enemies alike, Hagen Forster (Tom Wlaschiha) discovers a lethal plot to steal a fortune in plundered war time gold. This discovery and dark experiences on the Eastern front lead him to question his own actions and moral path and lead him to a shadowy figure caught up in a conspiracy that might change the course of the War - for the better. That man, much changed by his own shattering experiences, is Klaus Hoffmann (Rick Okon).
The drama takes us to Northern Germany’s Kiel, the major naval base of the German Reich for the first time, with each historically based strand leading to an epic series finale.