Das Boot

Series: Watch Season 1 on Sky Atlantic | Season 2 in Postproduction

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 Winner Golden Nymph Award: "Best Actress" - Vicky Krieps
2019 Winner Shanghai TV Festival - Magnolia Award - "Best Foreign Film/Miniseries" 
2019 Nomination Golden Nymph Award - "Best TV Drama Series"
2019 Nomination Golden Nymph Award - "Best Actress" - Vicky Krieps
2019 Nomination Golden Nymph Award - "Best Actor" - Tom Wlaschiha
2019 Winner Bavarian TV Award: "Special Prize of the Jury"
2019 Winner German Camera Award - David Luther
2019 Winner ROMY Award: "Prize of the Jury" 
2019 Winner German TV Award - category "Best Camera" - 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

Staffel 1

Executive Producer

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

Co-production company Sky Deutschland, Sonar Entertainment

Production Funding

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 Photographyv

David Luther


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


Siegfried Wagner, Gwendolyn Clayton, Sylvie Brocheré, Priscilla John

Unit Production Manager

Gilbert Möhler, Sascha Ommert

Line Producer

Holger Reibiger

Set Design

Nick Palmer




Meg Tanner


Ueli Christen, Karin Hartusch


Bavarian TV Award for „Das Boot“

Sat, 25. May 2019
Munich - On Friday Night our high end series „Das Boot“ received the Special Jury Award at the Bavarian TV Awards, one of the most prestigious German TV prizes.

“Das Boot” wins Austria’s national TV Award

Wed, 17. Apr 2019
Vienna - The Sky Original Production "Das Boot" was awarded the" Prize of the Jury" at the 30th ROMY® Awards in Vienna. This prestigious Austrian Film and Television Award is curated by the daily newspaper Kurier and honors the very best in Film & TV in memory of the actress Romy Schneider.

"Das Boot“: Free-TV-Premiere on ZDF

Mon, 4. Feb 2019
Munich - ZDF has secured Free-TV rights to Sky’s „Das Boot“ and will air the high end series in winter 2019/2020.

"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“.