‘Das Boot’ Series Trailer Launches

Yesterday Hulu released the first trailer for its new series/sequel to Wolfgang Petersen’s 1981 Academy Award nominated film Das Boot. Considered to be one of the best movies to ever come out of Germany, I was really surprised when I heard there was going to be a series. Then I heard it was a sequel. Now I may not have ever seen the original movie, but it seemed odd to make a sequel to such a highly regarded film.  Luckily, I then read that the story is based on author Lothar-Günther Buchheim‘s novel of the same name and its 1995 sequel Die Festung and is set nine months after the film.

It’s a damn good looking series that has a solid budget by not being created just for Hulu. Originally funded by the international network Sky, the show has already aired in several European countries. With Hulu now gettting to reap those benefits of having an expensive-looking show with a solid cast.

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).

Plot Synopsis:

A story of choices and survival, Das Boot explores the emotional torment of life during World War Two, and the brutal reality of living within a senseless war.
During the Autumn of 1942, in occupied France, U-612 is now ready for its maiden voyage, preparing to head into the increasingly brutal warfare with its young crewmen, including the new captain, Klaus Hoffmann. As the 40 young men take on their first mission, they struggle with the cramped and claustrophobic conditions of life underwater. Their personalities are pushed to the limit as tensions rise and loyalties begin to shatter. Meanwhile, at the port of La Rochelle, the world of Simone Strasser spirals out of control as she is engulfed in a dangerous liaison and forbidden love, torn between her loyalty for Germany and the Resistance, and causing her to question everything. Could all she believed to be true, in fact be a lie?

Check out some images below:

Photos Courtesy of Hulu

The entire first season of Das Boot will be binge-able June 17, 2019.

What do you guys think about this new series? Interested in seeing this at all?

Author: K. Alvarez

A king without a throne.