Das Boot Charts Course Ahead with Slate of Sales to More than 100 Territories Worldwide
New Event Series, Coproduced by
Bavaria Fiction, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment
to Have Premiere in the U.S. on Hulu, as well as
Sky Territories Including Germany, Italy, and UK
Das Boot, the new event series coproduced by Bavaria Fiction, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment, has been sold to more than 100 territories worldwide. The series will have its world premiere in Sky territories Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK and Ireland beginning November 23 and Italy in December. Additionally, the series will make its U.S. debut on Hulu. Sonar Entertainment has international distribution for the world, excluding those Sky territories.
Territories sold to date include StarzPlay in France; AMC in Spain and Portugal; Epic Drama in Russia, Central & Eastern Europe; DI and MA in Serbia; Czech TV in the Czech Republic; VRT in Belgium; NRK in Norway; SVT in Sweden; YLE in Finland; RUV in Iceland; MNET in South Africa; StarzPlay in Latin America; SBS in Australia; and TVNZ in New Zealand.
Inspired by the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated masterpiece by Wolfgang Petersen and Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s bestselling novel, the 32.8 million USD production, filmed in Munich, La Rochelle, Prague and Malta, will bring the senseless reality of World War Two to life with two storylines running parallel on land and sea.
Das Boot features an international cast from Germany, France, UK and the US, including Vicky Krieps (“Phantom Thread”), Tom Wlaschiha (“Game of Thrones”), Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”), Vincent Kartheiser (“Mad Men”), James D’Arcy (“MARVEL’s Agent Carter”), Thierry Frémont (“Juste un regard”), August Wittgenstein (“The Crown”), Rainer Bock (“Inglourious Basterds”), Rick Okon (“Tatort”), Leonard Scheicher (“Finsterworld”), Robert Stadlober (“Summer Storm”), Franz Dinda (“The Cloud”) and Stefan Konarske (“The Young Karl Marx”).
Tony Saint (Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley, The Interceptor) and Johannes W. Betz (Der Tunnel, Die Spiegel-Affäre) are the head writers. Das Boot is directed by Andreas Prochaska, one of the most renowned German-speaking filmmakers, whose credits include Das finstere Tal (The Dark Valley) and Das Wunder von Kärnten (A Day for a Miracle), which was awarded the International Emmy. Executive Producers are Moritz Polter (Spotless, Crossing Lines), Oliver Vogel (Dengler, SOKO Stuttgart) and Jan S. Kaiser (Hotel Lux, Brecht) for Bavaria Fiction; Marcus Ammon and Frank Jastfelder for Sky Deutschland; and Tom Lesinski, David Ellender and Jenna Santoianni (Taboo, Mr. Mercedes) for Sonar Entertainment.