The broadcast of the eight new episodes will start on April 24th at 8:15 p.m. on Sky 1 HD in double episodes as well as in the stream on Sky Ticket, Sky Go and via Sky Q on demand. In parallel, there are the following two episodes each week as a preview on Sky Ticket, Sky Go and via Sky Q on demand.
Marcus Ammon, Senior Vice President Original Production Sky Germany: "Finally it is time: we set sail again! After the outstanding success of the first season we are looking forward to new stories about 'Das Boot' – at sea and on land – and supported by many well-known as well as some new faces. Our viewers can again expect breathtaking high-end production, visually captivating, superbly cast and thrillingly staged. "
The producers of "Das Boot" are Moritz Polter ("Spotless", "Freud"), Oliver Vogel ("Dengler", Soko Stuttgart ") and Jan S. Kaiser (" Hotel Lux "," Brecht ") for Bavaria Fiction, as well Marcus Ammon and Frank Jastfelder for Sky Germany, Julia Jaensch (Bavaria Fiction) and Andreas Perzl (Sky Germany) act as producers, NBC Universal Global Distribution is responsible for global sales.
Season two is directed by Matthias Glasner ("Blochin", "Der Freie Wille") and Rick Ostermann ("Wolfskinder"). The script was written by head writer Colin Teevan ("Rebellion"), Matthias Glasner, Tim Loane and Laura Grace, Directors of Photography are David Luther, winners of the German Television Award and the German Camera Award for the first season "Das Boot", and Philipp Blaubach , New additions to the cast are Clemens Schick ("Casino Royale"), Thomas Kretschmann ("Avengers: Age of Ultron", "Ballon"), Rochelle Neil ("Terminator: Dark Fate"), Ulrich Matthes ("Der Untergang"), Paul Bartel ("Les Petits Princes") Michael McElhatton ("Game of Thrones") and Sebastian Hülk ("The White Ribbon"). Recurring actors are Vicky Krieps, who was awarded the German TV Prize and a Golden Nymph for her acting performance in the first season, Tom Wlaschiha, Rick Okon, Vincent Kartheiser, Fleur Geffrier, Thierry Frémont, Rainer Bock, Leonard Scheicher, Robert Stadlober, Franz Dinda, Stefan Konarske, Leon Blaschke and Pit Bukowski.
About "Das Boot": In December 1942, the very experienced submarine commander Johannes von Reinhartz (Clemens Schick) received the order to drop three saboteurs on the US east coast with U-822. When his loyalty is questioned, U-612 is deployed under the command of Corvette Captain Wrangel (Stefan Konarske) to pursue him.
Escaping certain death on the Atlantic, the former commander of the U-612, Kaleun Klaus Hoffmann (Rick Okon) arrives in New York. With Sam Greenwood (Vincent Kartheiser), who owes his life to Hoffmann, he finds shelter and gets to know the shady German-born lawyer Berger (Thomas Kretschmann). Can he enable him to return to Germany?
The first season has received numerous awards, such as the Magnolia Award from the Shanghai TV Festival ("Best Foreign TV Film / Miniseries"), the ROMY ("Jury Award") and the Bavarian TV Award ("Special Jury Award") and was nominated for the Grimme Prize in the fiction category and a Golden Nymph ("Best TV Drama Series").
"Das Boot" was funded by the Creative Europe – Media Program of the European Union, TRIP, the Czech Fund for Cinematography and the Malta Film Commission.
Broadcast dates: From April 24th, 2020, every Friday at 8.15pm weekly in double episodes on Sky 1 HD
At the same time on Sky Ticket, Sky Go and via Sky Q on demand
In addition, the following two episodes each week as preview on demand