A sequel to classic German film Das Boot is about to begin production in Europe.
The epic 1981 Wolfgang Petersen-directed movie, which told the remarkable tale of a crews’ high-pressure and claustrophobic life aboard a WWII German U-boat is to film in August in France, Prague, Malta and Munich.
The eight-episode sequel is a Sky Original Production and co-produced by Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment.
It will feature an international cast including Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), August Wittgenstein (The Crown), Vicky Krieps (Colonia Dignidad), Jonathan Zaccai (Robin Hood), Leonard Scheicher (Finsterworld), Robert Stadlober (Summer Storm), Franz Dinda (The Cloud) and Stefan Konarske (The Young Karl Marx).
The series will be directed by Andreas Prochaska, whose credits include Das finstere Tal (The Dark Valley) and Das Wunder von Kärnten (A Day for a Miracle).
It will premiere in Europe in 2018 and…. over to you SBS?