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).
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?