Anticipated German drama Das Boot will screen on SBS from December 12.
In a mixture of English, French, and German with English subtitles, the series about a German U-Boat will begin with a double episode.
Episodes will be made available on SBS On Demand on the same day of broadcast.
It is Autumn 1942 in occupied France, and the U-612 is bracing for its maiden voyage. Led by the young commander Hoffmann, 40 men are heading towards their first ever mission in an increasingly brutal war, all cramped within the metal vessel. Personalities clash and loyalties shatter as they are tried by the unspeakable horrors of war. Will they live to make it back ashore? Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, Simone Strasser’s world is quickly spinning out of control. Deep into an impossible love affair that has her torn between the two sides. Das Boot stars Lizzy Caplan, James D’Arcy, Tom Wlaschiha, and Vicky Krieps.
During the Autumn of 1942, in the unrelenting deep ocean waters, U-boat Captain Ulrich Wrangel and his men are caught in battle with a US Frigate. As U-113 takes a hit and begins to free-fall underwater, the reality of U-boat warfare becomes startlingly clear. Elsewhere at the base, Simone Strasser arrives to begin work as a translator for the German Navy.
Aboard U-612, the men are adjusting to their new lives and settling into their own roles within the crew. Captain Hoffmann orders the young men to run intense drills to ensure they are prepared for all eventualities, much to the disdain of Tennstedt who disagrees with Hoffmann’s tiring training tactics.
Wednesday, 12 December at 9.35pm on SBS.