Sky’s ‘Das Boot’ Sets Sail for Second Season

“Das Boot” will hit the high seas for a second season after Sky Deutschland renewed the big-budget wartime drama series, which was inspired by the 1981 Oscar-nominated movie of the same name.

The freshman season of the show premiered Nov. 23 on the Sky pay-TV platform in Germany. It has netted 1.13 million TV viewers and a further 1.9 million on Sky catchup and non-linear services during the first 10 days it was available, the company said.

Two episodes of the series run back-to-back on Sky on Fridays, with all eight installments available on-demand and on Sky’s streaming service. The sophomore season will enter production next year.

“From the beginning, we were convinced that we could create something extraordinary together with our partners, featuring a multilayered yet entertaining story and an outstanding cast,” said Marcus Ammon, SVP of original production for Sky Deutschland. “Now we’re looking forward to working on a second season.”

The series is produced by German studio Bavaria Fiction and Sonar Entertainment, which sells it internationally. The cast includes Rick Okon (“Tatort”) and Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”).

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