27 OCT 2020

SKY ORIGINAL HIT "DAS BOOT" RETURNS FOR A THIRD SEASON

The new series will be shot in 8K with Dolby Atmos surround sound completely immersing viewers in the drama set aboard a German submarine during WW2.

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Award-winning Sky Original, "Das Boot", is set to return for a third series. Produced by Bavaria Fiction for Sky Studios, the latest season will be produced in 8k with a Dolby Atmos soundscape, completely immersing viewers in the drama set aboard a German submarine during WW2. 

The first two seasons of "Das Boot" are already available in UHD, however, thanks to a partnership with Samsung, Sky Q customers with a Samsung Smart TV can look forward to an even sharper 8k viewing experience for Season 3, along with a vivid soundscape, created using innovative Dolby Atmos technology.

Marcus Ammon, Director Original Productions Sky Deutschland, said: "After the great success of the first two seasons, we are looking forward to the next chapter of ‘Das Boot’. The series has a loyal fan base around the world, and we are excited to take their viewing experience to the next level with a breathtaking and visually captivating high-end production using the latest, innovative technology. We are delighted that we have been able to collaborate with Samsung as a partner for this latest season.” 

Moritz Polter and Jan S. Kaiser, executive producers Das Boot, Bavaria Fiction, said: “'Das Boot' is the first international series to be produced in 8k and Dolby Atmos. Thanks to the outstanding picture quality and three-dimensional soundscapes, we can tell the individual characters and storylines in an even more emotional and tangible way - creating a truly immersive experience for the audience. Thanks to the new cooperation with Samsung and the long-standing partnerships with Dolby and of course Sky Studios, we are very excited to produce the third season of Das Boot using the ultimate, state-of-the-art technology.”

Mike Henkelmann, Director Marketing Consumer Electronics at Samsung, said: "With 8K technology, we are truly pioneering high-definition imaging technology and offering both filmmakers and viewers unprecedented image quality. We are convinced that the gripping story of Das Boot will take full advantage of the technology and that Sky and Samsung will be able to offer viewers a very special experience."

Moritz Polter ("Spotless", "Freud"), and Jan S. Kaiser ("Hotel Lux", "Brecht") are executive producers for Bavaria Fiction, Marcus Ammon, Frank Jastfelder and Julia Jaensch are executive producers for Sky Deutschland, Jason Simms for Sky Studios. Caroline Fischer (Bavaria Fiction) acts as producer. NBC Universal Global Distribution handles international sales on behalf of Sky Studios.

"Das Boot" has already received multiple awards and Season three is supported by the Czech Cinematography Fund and the Malta Film Commission.

The series has a loyal fan base around the world, and we are excited to take their viewing experience to the next level with a breathtaking and visually captivating high-end production using the latest, innovative technology” Marcus Ammon Director Original Productions Sky Deutschland