Sky Reveals First Look Trailer for Series 3 of Award-Winning Sky Original Drama Das Boot

Friday 8 April 2022

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Production for Series 4 is also confirmed to start from June

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.

Previous series have garnered wide-spread critical acclaim:

“A claustrophobic, clever and utterly thrilling reboot”  The Guardian

“A war story, a thriller and a love story all at once”  The Hollywood Reporter

“Gripping”  The Times

Das Boot S3 imagery: https://seac.bskyb.com/

The third instalment of this thrilling drama is coming soon to the UK, on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW.

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 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.

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 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 available in all Sky markets including UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria & Switzerland. NBCUniversal Global Distribution will handle international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.

For further information, please contact:

Hannah.harris-turner@premiercomms.com

Notes to editors

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About Sky Studios

Sky Studios is Sky’s original programming arm across Europe.

We develop, produce, commission and fund original drama and scripted comedy for Sky’s 23m customers and beyond. Building on the success of critically-acclaimed Sky Originals including Emmy-winning Chernobyl, Bafta-winning Patrick Melrose and international hits Das Boot, Riviera and Britannia, Sky Studios is the new creative home of must-see Sky Originals, such as The Rising, Blocco 181 and Souls.

We’re an agile Studio, seeking out the best untold stories from new voices while working in creative partnership with today’s best writers, producers and on-screen talent to bring viewers stories they wouldn’t find anywhere else.

With commissioning talent and production capability across the UK, Germany and Italy, we understand local tastes across Europe better than anyone else and have plans to more than double our investment in original content by 2024, fully supported and backed by Comcast NBCUniversal.

We’re also developing a new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, which is expected to lead to the creation of over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in the UK creative sector in the first five years alone.

About Bavaria Fiction

Bavaria Fiction is one of the most successful production companies in Europe. A subsidiary of Bavaria Film and ZDF Studios, the company is headed by managing directors Marcus Ammon and Jan S. Kaiser and has its headquarters in Munich as well as other locations in Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin.

With approximately 17,000 on-air minutes every year and productions like “Storm of Love”, “The Rosenheim Cops”, “SOKO Stuttgart” and “Inga Lindström”, Bavaria Fiction programming reaches millions of viewers every week in Germany alone.

In addition to weekly and daily series, movie collections and TV movies, Bavaria Fiction is renowned for ambitious event television including multi-parters “Dark Woods” and “Brecht” as well as international series such as “Das Boot”, “Arctic Circle” and “Freud”. The Documentaries division specialises in non-fictional productions for the national and international market.

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