Das Boot

Series: November 2018 | Sky

The story of the new event 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.

With high production values that impressively combine key scenes of the war both on land and water, this new series is inspired by the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated masterpiece by Wolfgang Petersen and Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s bestselling novel. Buchheim's statement that blind fanaticism drives young men into a hopeless war has unfortunately not lost any relevance in today’s world.

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

Line Producer

Holger Reibiger

Set Design

Nick Palmer

Costume Design



Meg Tanner