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First Trailer For Hulu's Series Adaptation of The WWII Submarine Thriller Das Boot

In 1981 director Wolfgang Petersen made a great film adaptation of author Lothar-Günther Buchheim‘s World War II submarine thriller novel Das Boot. I loved that film and now Hulu is taking a crack at the source material by adapting it into a series.

Here’s the official description of the series that was shared:

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.
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‘Das Boot’ Trailer: The World War II Submarine Story Continues on Hulu

‘Das Boot’ Trailer: The World War II Submarine Story Continues on Hulu
Wolfgang Petersen’s 1981 movie Das Boot was nominated for six Academy Awards and is considered one of the best movies to ever come out of Germany. That’s a high bar for a TV adaptation to clear, but thankfully Hulu’s Das Boot TV show isn’t burdened with depicting the exact same events – instead, it picks up […]

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5 Of The Best: Bodyguards In TV & Film

The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Lionsgate

One of the biggest TV shows of the last year has to be the BBC series Bodyguard, the Richard Madden drama that is now available on Netflix across the planet. The series, scripted and created by the great Jed Mercurio, has already had a second series commissioned, and although we may have to wait a little while until we see it, audience remain full of anticipation for what’s in store for Ps David Budd. The silver and small screen has always attracted stories revolving around the glamourous world of the close-protection officer, and here we count down 5 of the best bodyguards in both television and film.

Ps David Budd (Richard Madden), Bodyguard (2018)

We’ve already mentioned this title, and now in the wake of the latest series of Mercurio’s other televisual masterpiece Line Of Duty finally having its fifth season playing out on TV,
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Watch Allegiances Bend in Tense Trailer for Hulu’s ‘Das Boot’

A tense World War II drama plays out in Nazi-occupied France and in the belly of a cramped German submarine in the trailer for Hulu’s adaptation of Das Boot. The show premiered on German TV last year and will arrive on Hulu June 17th.

The eight-episode series is based on Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s 1973 book of the same name, while it also incorporates elements from his 1995 sequel Die Festung. Wolfgang Petersen previously adapted Das Boot into a movie in 1981.

The show is set in the port of La Rochelle, France
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‘Das Boot’ Series Trailer Reveals Hulu’s Episodic Take on the Oscar-Nominated Story

Inspired by the Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated masterpiece by Wolfgang Petersen and Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s bestselling novel, Das Boot brings the senseless reality of World War II to life with two storylines running parallel on land and sea. And you can get your first look at the Hulu series thanks to the new trailer. Filmed in Munich, La Rochelle, Prague and Malta, and with dialogue authentically switching between English, German and French, 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 (…
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‘Das Boot’ Trailer: Lizzy Caplan and Vicky Krieps Star in Continuation of WWII Submarine Saga

‘Das Boot’ Trailer: Lizzy Caplan and Vicky Krieps Star in Continuation of WWII Submarine Saga
We now exist in a time further away from Wolfgang Petersen’s “Das Boot” than that film was to the end of the global conflict it depicted.

Almost four decades since the German submarine-centered epic first arrived in theaters, Hulu and Sky are partnering for a summer release of a new eight-part companion piece to the original story. “Das Boot” picks up a year after the 1981 film (based on the Lothar-Günther Buchheim novel of the same name) leaves off. Instead of solely focusing on underwater life aboard a U-boat, this new Hulu series also looks at life on the shore among the growing French resistance.

The trilingual ensemble — including Lizzy Caplan, Vicky Krieps, Vincent Kartheiser, Tom Wlaschiha, James D’Arcy, and Rick Okon — span across countries and international water, through Nazi-controlled France and the launch of the German fleet’s newest ship, U-612. But alongside the spy subplots taking
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‘Das Boot’ Trailer: Hulu’s Upcoming Sequel Series To The Classic 1981 Film Stars Lizzy Caplan & Vicky Krieps

If you’re a fan of international cinema, particularly that of Germany, then you’re no doubt familiar with the 1981 classic film, “Das Boot.” The Wolfgang Petersen-directed feature about the men aboard to German U-boat during World War II went on to receive six Academy Award nominations (the most ever for a German film) and is regarded as one of the best German films of all time. So, you have to imagine all that added some extra pressure for the folks behind Hulu’s upcoming sequel series, also titled “Das Boot.”

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As seen in the new trailer for the series, Hulu’s “Das Boot” takes place immediately after the film (and the novel of the same name) and not only focuses on the German side of the equation, but
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The Dark and the Wicked Is Coming Next from The Strangers Director Bryan Bertino

The Strangers writer-director Bryan Bertino's new nightmare The Dark & the Wicked has just snagged it's cast in the form of Marin Ireland (The Miseducation of Cameron Post), Michael Abbott Jr. (The Death of Dick Long), and Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead). Bertino's new film follows the tale of terror centering on two siblings who are summoned back to the family farm to await the inevitability of their father's death, and what initially appears to be a timeless ritual of loss and remembrance turns out to be something very different.

While this has not been confirmed, I can only imagine that Ireland and Abbott Jr. will be playing the siblings mentioned above while Berkeley will be portraying the family patriarch at the end of his life. But again, this has not been confirmed at this time.

One of the main reasons I'm excited about today's news is the inclusion of actor Xander Berkeley.
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Dffb stands for the German Film and Television Academy Berlin

Aside from their Berlinale Panel on the Perspectives of Young Filmmakers, Dffb had one of the most fun parties of the festival as the school’s director Ben Gibson and the staff mingled with film students and young filmmakers from around the world.

Berlinale Panel on the perspectives of young filmmakers covered such issues as:

What are the possibilities for up-and-coming producers to establish themselves independently on the market beyond the first and second films? What are the biggest obstacles? What do the young people’s promotion strategies of the different actors do? Which changes are necessary? And last but not least: How important is the offspring for the future of the German film industry and for German film?

The panel engaged in dialogue about the current status quo and exchanged perspectives, and also developed ideas that could give young talent the opportunities to shape the industry in the future creatively.
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Bruno Ganz: He Played Hitler and a Hovering Angel, But Was Most Memorable When Caught Between Good and Evil

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Bruno Ganz: He Played Hitler and a Hovering Angel, But Was Most Memorable When Caught Between Good and Evil
A lot of people probably don’t know it, but when the superb Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who died Friday at 77, took on the role that brought him his greatest jolt of fame, playing Adolf Hitler in “Downfall,” it was one of the most paradoxical casting choices in modern movies. Ganz, portraying Hitler in the final days of World War II, when the Führer was trapped in his bunker, did an impersonation of Hitler at his most full-throttle fulminating. The performance was raging, antic, operatic, possessed; it was true homicidal acting. (That’s one reason why “Downfall” became the movie that launched a thousand Hitler Internet memes.)

Yet up until then, that kind of smash-mouth volatility had almost nothing to do with the persona of Bruno Ganz. He was sly, pensive, puckish yet woeful, inwardly commanding, almost always intensely becalmed, an actor with a light in his eye that could
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Das Boot review – a claustrophobic, clever and utterly thrilling reboot

The makers of this impeccable series are keen to move it on from Wolfgang Petersen’s classic anti-war film – and it does stand impressively on its own two feet

The makers of Das Boot (Sky Atlantic) let viewers know early on that it would not be a do-over of Wolfgang Petersen’s classic anti-war film, nor the series that followed it. “New submarine. New crew. New story,” tweeted its production company – Bavaria Films, the same one that made Petersen’s original – in October. This allows the thrilling show to stand on its own two feet – and it does so with impeccable taste and self-possession..

We join the action in 1942, by which point the Enigma code has been cracked by the allies, but the Germans are not yet aware of the enemy’s advantage. The opening scene is breathtaking, awful and a claustrophobe’s worst nightmare, all panic, yelling and flashing red lights.
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The new and improved Das Boot – now with added women

The submarine epic was never begging to be remade. But this sequel is just as compelling, just as claustrophobic ... and has some much-needed moments on dry land

Plunderers of TV past will always run into opposition. Never go back, some say, and you can see the argument. Rifling through television’s ever-growing canon will always leave you open to accusations of grave-robbing, sacrilege or being too lazy to come up with your own ideas. Not that this has ever stopped the industry from remixing the classics. The aim is to engage a new audience with a known winner while keeping fans of the original onboard. The launch of Das Boot this week comes with equal parts fear and excitement; it will float or sink on its ability to resurrect the spirit of the original while showing us something we haven’t seen before. This is no easy task.

Fortunately, they nail it.
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Wednesday’s best TV: Station 19; Cleaning Up; Das Boot

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Seattle firefighters risk their lives in the line of duty, while Sheridan Smith’s insider trading continues apace. Plus: Wolfgang Petersen’s classic film gets a reboot

The producers of the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy launched this companion series last year, following the lives, loves and high‑pressure hoses of the attractive squad manning a nearby fire station. Season two returns to the skyscraper blaze cliffhanger that left many of Station 19’s first-responders in mortal peril, forcing young Lt Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) into some life-or-death decisions. The escalating crisis is cut with timely flashbacks to help clarify key relationships, adding yet more soap to all the water. Graeme Virtue
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‘Das Boot’ Sets Course For Overseas Success

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When Bavaria Fiction executive producer Moritz Polter looks out at the company’s backlot from his office window, he can see the original sets built for “Das Boot,” the classic 1981 movie set in the belly of a German U-boat that’s been recently rebooted with stellar results.

The Oscar-nominated anti-war pic, directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on Lothar-Gunther Buchheim’s autobiographical bestsellers, was the most expensive feature film to come out of postwar Germany at the time; now “Das Boot” has undergone a major refit and resurfaced as one of the country’s most expensive TV shows and a ratings hit wherever it has aired.

Budgeted at roughly $32 million, and shot over 105 days in Munich, La Rochelle, Prague and Malta, the eight-episode series directed by Andreas Prochaska stems from brainstorming among Bavaria Fiction (a subsidiary of Bavaria Film and Zdf Enterprises), paybox Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment, which has
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Bavaria Film’s Television Division Plays on Global Stage

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Bavaria Film’s powerhouse TV division boasts some of Germany’s hottest shows, and it is achieving worldwide success as it increases its focus on international co-productions.

Launched in 2007, Bavaria Fiction produces a wide range of scripted formats, from daily and weekly series to TV movies and lavish event productions, including Germany’s favorite cop show.

The company recently enjoyed a huge hit with “Das Boot,” which has sold to more than 100 territories around the world, including the U.S., where it streams on Hulu. Co-produced with Sky Deutschland and U.S. group Sonar Entertainment, the miniseries is a sequel to Wolfgang Petersen’s hit 1981 film and likewise based on the books of Lothar-Günther Buchheim.

Das Boot” is the first major production to come out of Bavaria Fiction’s international TV unit. Launched three years ago, the department is headed by Moritz Polter.

Polter is overseeing a number of international co-productions,
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Sky’s ‘Das Boot’ Sets Sail for Second Season

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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.
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Sky Germany Orders Second Season of 'Das Boot' Series

Sky Germany Orders Second Season of 'Das Boot' Series
Sky Germany has greenlit a second season of Das Boot, its TV sequel to Wolfgang Petersen's classic submarine drama.

The first season of the WW2 drama, which is set after the events of Petersen's 1981 film, was a ratings hit for Sky, with more than 1.13 million viewers catching the limited series on TV and a further 1.89 million watching the eight-episode series on demand.

Sky announced Thursday that it has commissioned a second season of Das Boot, together with co-producers Bavaria Fiction and Sonar Entertainment. The second season is set to begin production next year.

The plot ...
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Hulu Picks Up WWII Drama ‘Das Boot’ For U.S.

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Hulu Picks Up WWII Drama ‘Das Boot’ For U.S.
World War II drama series Das Boot, co-produced by Bavaria Fiction, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment, has been sold to more than 100 territories worldwide. Hulu has picked up rights for the U.S. The series will premiere in Sky territories Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK and Ireland beginning November 23 and Italy in December.

Territories sold to date include StarzPlay in France; AMC in Spain and Portugal; Epix/Viasat 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 Wolfgang Petersen’s Oscar and Golden Globe nominated film, and Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s bestselling novel, the series was produced on a budget of $33 million. A story of choices and survival, Das Boot explores the
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U-Boat Drama ‘Das Boot’ Sold to More Than 100 Territories

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U-Boat Drama ‘Das Boot’ Sold to More Than 100 Territories
World War II drama series “Das Boot,” which was produced on a budget of $33 million, has been sold to more than 100 territories worldwide. The show will debut on Hulu in the U.S. and pay TV operator Sky across Europe.

The series is produced by Bavaria Fiction, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment, which distribution rights for the world, except for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, U.K., Ireland and Italy, where Sky holds the rights.

Territories sold to date include StarzPlay in France; AMC in Spain and Portugal; Epix/Viasat 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-nominated movie by Wolfgang Petersen, and Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s bestselling novel, the series filmed in Munich,
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Mipcom: Hulu Takes 'Das Boot' for U.S.

Hulu has picked up U.S. rights to Das Boot, the series sequel to Wolfgang Petersen's Oscar-nominated anti-war classic from 1981.

The new Das Boot, an eight-hour miniseries set in the period just following Petersen's film, has presold to more than 100 territories ahead of its debut.

In addition to Hulu, Starzplay has nabbed the mini for France and Latin America, while AMC has picked up rights for Spain and Portugal. Sbs took Australia and Mnet nabbed rights in South Africa, among other deals.

Sky Deutschland, which produced Das Boot with Bavaria Fiction and Sonar Entertainment, will premiere the series across German-speaking Europe ...
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