SBS has picked up the TV version of Das Boot, inspired by Wolfgang Petersen’s epic 1981 movie adaptation of Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s novel.
The co-production between Sky and Bavaria Fiction centres on a German U-boat in the Second World War.
The 6 part series is directed by Andreas Prochaska (The Dark Valley) and written by Tony Saint (Strike Back) and Johannes W Betz (Die Cleveren).
It premieres in Europe in late November. An Australian airdate is yet to be announced.