Sky Deutschland and Bavaria Film are teaming to green light a $28.3 million-budgeted, eight-hour TV series version of “Das Boot” based on the 1981 film about a German U-boat in World War II.
Based on Lothar-Gunther Buchheim’s novels are being adapted by Tony Saint and Johannes W. Betz, the series will act as a sequel to the film, picking up from events at the end of the pic.
The series primarily focuses on the German perspective of events, but also includes the experiences of French Resistance and Allied forces in the war.
The series is expected to begin airing in 2018 across all the Sky territories. Oliver Vogel and Moritz Polter will executive produce.