Sky Deutschland, Bavaria Fiction and Sonar Entertainment are working on a second season for the event series Das Boot.
Within the first ten days of its debut, Das Boot reached in Germany a total of 1.13 million viewers on TV and an additional 1.89 million viewers via Sky’s nonlinear platforms. Das Boot is also available on Sky Switzerland. Sky Italia will launch the series on January 4, while Sky UK and Northern Ireland will follow in February.
Das Boot has already been sold to more than 100 territories worldwide and will make its U.S. debut on Hulu.
Marcus Ammon, senior VP of Sky original production at Sky Deutschland: “We are very proud that Das Boot has been so well received by our viewers. From the beginning, we were convinced that we could create something extraordinary together with our partners, featuring a multi-layered yet entertaining story and an outstanding cast. Now we’re looking forward to working on a second season.”
Moritz Polter, executive producer for international TV series, and Oliver Vogel, chief creative officer at Bavaria Fiction, added: “As executive producers, we have a responsibility to address socially relevant issues. Das Boot symbolizes the futility of war by revealing its horrors at sea and ashore in an accessible way in order to reach new generations of viewers. In this day and age, we mustn’t lose sight of the past so that we can continue to appreciate peace in Europe and not assume it as a given. We’re extremely grateful for the trust our partners Sky and Sonar Entertainment had in us to bring to life this ambitious series and are now looking forward to a brand-new second season.”
“It’s very gratifying to see the overwhelming response to season one and the way it has resonated with viewers,” said Jenna Santoianni, executive VP of television series at Sonar Entertainment. “Our partnership with Bavaria Fiction and Sky Deutschland has fostered an extraordinary international creative collaboration that has easily transcended borders in its appeal. We look forward to continuing to tell this compelling story in a second season.”