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First Look Images of second season of Das Boot revealed

Munich - Das Boot is setting sail again: The second season of the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Sky Original Das Boot (8 x 60'), a Bavaria Fiction and Sky Deutschland co-production, has been shot over 104 days at five filming locations: La Rochelle, Manchester, Liverpool, Prague and Malta. The eagerly anticipated second season returns with new cast members Clemens Schick (Casino Royale), Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Rochelle Neil (Terminator: Dark Fate), Ulrich Matthes (The Downfall), Paul Bartel (Les Petits Princes), Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones), and Sebastian Hülk (The White Ribbon).

Foto: Stephan Rabold, Bavaria Fiction GmbH

Mon, 16. Sep 2019

Munich - Das Boot is setting sail again: The second season of the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Sky Original Das Boot (8 x 60'), a Bavaria Fiction and Sky Deutschland co-production, has been shot over 104 days at five filming locations: La Rochelle, Manchester, Liverpool, Prague and Malta. The eagerly anticipated second season returns with new cast members Clemens Schick (Casino Royale), Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Rochelle Neil (Terminator: Dark Fate), Ulrich Matthes (The Downfall), Paul Bartel (Les Petits Princes), Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones), and Sebastian Hülk (The White Ribbon).

Returning cast members include Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), who was awarded the Golden Nymph from the Monte Carlo TV Festival and the German TV Award as Best Actress for her performance in season one, Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones), Rick Okon (Tatort), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), Fleur Geffrier (Elle), Thierry Frémont (Allied), Rainer Bock (Better Call Saul), Leonard Scheicher (Finsterworld), Robert Stadlober (Summer Storm), Franz Dinda (The Cloud), Stefan Konarske (The Young Karl Marx), Leon Lukas Blaschke (Dark) and Pit Bukowski (Der Bunker). The second season of Das Boot will premiere next year in Germany, Austria, Italy, UK and Ireland exclusively on Sky. Bavaria Fiction handles international rights excluding Sky territories.

The highly anticipated second season is directed by Matthias Glasner (Blochin, Der Freie Wille), who also serves as a writer on the series, and Rick Ostermann, whose debut feature Wolfskinder has won many awards, including the German Peace Award for Films. Directors of Photography are David Luther, who received the German TV Award and the German Camera Award for his work on the first season of Das Boot and Philipp Blaubach. Das Boot 2 is written by head writer Colin Teevan (Rebellion), Tim Loane, Matthias Glasner, and Laura Grace. Executive Producers are Moritz Polter (Spotless, Freud), Oliver Vogel (Dengler, SOKO Stuttgart) and Jan S. Kaiser (Hotel Lux, Brecht) for Bavaria Fiction and Marcus Ammon and Frank Jastfelder for Sky Deutschland. Producers are Bavaria Fiction’s Julia Jaensch and Andreas Perzl from Sky Deutschland. Das Boot is produced with the support of Creative Europe – Media Programme of the European Union, TRIP, the Czech State Cinematography Fund and the Malta Film Commission.

Moritz Polter, Oliver Vogel and Jan S. Kaiser, Executive Producers for Bavaria Fiction, commented:

With impressive action sequences and unexpected twists and turns, paired with intensive character studies, Das Boot 2 focuses on how the human soul can become twisted by war; revealing an appalling panorama of the damage conflict brings to anyone and anything it touches. The underlying message of the series – of how blindly following bigotry leads young men into war and inflicting pointless casualties and deaths – should not be lost on viewers as it is as relevant today as in the past.”

Marcus Ammon, SVP Sky Originals at Sky Deutschland:

"The first season of Das Boot has been a resounding success for Sky and has reached an audience of millions, not just in Germany but across the whole Sky group. With two new directors and again with an outstanding cast and Bavaria Fiction on board, we’re convinced the multi-layered story will captivate even more fans with new twists, exciting storylines and in-depth characters."

Overwhelming response

The first season of Das Boot, has sold to more than 100 territories worldwide to date including Hulu in the US; StarzPlay in France; AMC in Spain and Portugal; Epic Drama across Central & Eastern Europe; DI and MA in Serbia; Czech TV in the Czech Republic; VRT in Belgium; NRK in Norway; SVT in Sweden; YLE in Finland; RUV in Iceland; MNET in South Africa; StarzPlay in Latin America; SBS in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand. Attracting audiences of millions, Das Boot is the most successful Sky Original Production ever on Sky Deutschland, as well as becoming the highest rating launch of a non-Italian Sky Original in Italy, and on Sky UK the most successful non-English Sky Original series.

The series has also earned numerous nominations and awards over the course of 2019, including the Shanghai TV Festival Magnolia Award for “Best Foreign TV Film/Miniseries”, the ROMY Award (“Prize of the Jury”), the Bavarian TV Award (“Special Prize of the Jury”), along with a Golden Nymph nomination for “Best TV Drama Series” and a Grimme-Award nomination in the category “Fiction”.

Synopsis of the second season

December 1942. We meet the very experienced U-boat ace Johannes von Reinhartz (Clemens Schick) who is sent with U-822 on a secret mission to the US East Coast in order to disembark three saboteurs. His loyalty is questioned and U-612, with its Commanding Officer Wrangel (Stefan Konarske), is sent in pursuit.

Former U-612 Commanding Officer Hoffmann (Rick Okon) narrowly escaped death in the Atlantic Ocean. In New York he finds shelter with Sam Greenwood (Vincent Kartheiser), who owes his life to Hoffmann, and meets the sleazy German-born lawyer Berger (Thomas Kretschmann). Will he enable him to return to Germany?

Back in La Rochelle, Simone (Vicky Krieps) is still secretly helping those affected by the Nazi occupation, and Forster (Tom Wlaschiha), Head of the Gestapo, suspects as much, as Simone and her roommate Margot (Fleur Geffrier) work to secure an escape route for a Jewish family.

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