Just finished “Das Boot” which is a 2018 German television series produced for the TV channel Sky and a sequel to Wolfgang Petersen´s “Das Boot” (1981).

Like the original film, the series is based on Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s 1973 book “Das Boot”, but with additions from Buchheim’s 1995 sequel “Die Festung”. As the original film’s plot ends in December 1941, the series’ setting takes place nine months later, in 1942. The storyline is split into two narratives, one based on land around the French resistance, the other set around a German U-boat crew.

The series premiered on 23 November 2018, on multiple European channels of Sky plc. The air rights were sold into more than 100 countries before the series premiered. The series was transmitted on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom in February 2019.

In December 2018, plans for a second season were announced.

It´s a well made tv-show, nicely shot and there´s moment´s for sure in it. But, it´s not on a “Babylon Berlin” level and it´s not on Wolfgang Petersen´s “Das Boot” level either. Ok, but nothing more in my book.

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