Das Boot

Series: Sky Atlantic

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.


2019 Nomination "Deutscher Kamerapreis" - David Luther
2019 Winner ROMY Award: "Prize of the Jury" 
2019 Winner German TV Award - category "Best Kamera" - David Luther
2019 Winner German TV Award - category "Best Actress" - Vicky Krieps
2019 Nomination "Grimme-Award" - category "Fiction"
2019 Nine nominations "German TV Award 2019" - categories "Best Drama Series", "Best Actress", "Best Actor", "Best Director", "Best Screenplay", "Best DOP", "Best Editor", "Best Music", "Best Set & Costume Design"  
2018 Winner "GQ Men of the Year Award" - category "TV National"

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Cast & Crew

Executive Producer

Moritz Polter, Oliver VogelJan S. Kaiser, Marcus Ammon, Frank Jastfelder, Jenna Santoianni

Coproduction Company  Sky Deutschland, Sonar Entertainment


Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union, TRIP, Czech State Cinematography Fund, Malta Film Commission


Magdalena Steffenhagen



Commissioning Editor

Frank Jastfelder


Tony Saint, Johannes Betz, Simon Allen, Laura Grace, Benedikt Röskau


Andreas Prochaska

Director of Photography

David Luther


Lizzy Caplan, Tom Wlaschiha, Vicky Krieps, Rick Okon, August Wittgenstein, Leonard Scheicher, Stefan Konarske, Rainer Bock, Robert Stadlober, Franz Dinda, Vincent Kartheiser et al.


Siegfried Wagner, Gwendolyn Clayton, Sylvie Brocheré, Priscilla John

Head of Production

Gilbert Möhler, Sascha Ommert

Line Producer

Holger Reibiger

Set Design

Nick Palmer

Costume Design



Meg Tanner

Editor Ueli Christen, Karin Hartusch


„Das Boot“ - Nomination for prestigious Grimme-Award

Thu, 17. Jan 2019
Essen - High End Series "Das Boot“ has been nominated for a Grimme-Award in the fiction category. The Grimme-Award is one the most prestigious German television awards – the award ceremony of the 55th edition will take place on April 5th.

"Das Boot" – Nine German TV Awards Nominations

Wed, 19. Dec 2018
Munich - After winning the „GQ Men of The Year Award 2018“ in the TV National category and following its rating success on Sky, „Das Boot“ is now ready to tackle the German TV Awards on January, 31st, being nominated in nine categories including „Best Drama Series“, „Best Director“ & „Best Camera“.

“Das Boot” thrills an audience of millions and goes into a second season​​​​​​​

Thu, 6. Dec 2018
Munich - The critically-acclaimed event series “Das Boot” thrilled an audience of millions on Sky. Now Bavaria Fiction, Sonar Entertainment and Sky have decided to continue the series. The second season is expected to begin filming next year.

“Das Boot” takes hundreds of thousands viewers on its maiden voyage

Wed, 28. Nov 2018
München - In its first weekend “Das Boot” reached 540. 000 viewers during its linear run on Sky1 and an additional 757.000 on Sky’s on-demand platforms. This marks the most successful premiere for a Sky Original Production ever.