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Sky is co-producing a sequel to the 1981 film 'Das Boot'. The epic movie was based on the bestselling novel by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim, and focused on a U-boat crew's high-pressured and claustrophobic struggle to survive.

The eight-episode series is a Sky Original production, and is co-produced by Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment.

The cast includes Lizzy Caplan ('Masters of Sex'), August Wittgenstein ('The Crown'), Vicky Krieps ('Colonia Dignidad') and Jonathan Zaccai ('Robin Hood').

It's directed by Emmy award-winner Andreas Prochaska.

Filming will start in August in La Rochelle, Prague, Malta and Munich. It will air in the autumn next year.

"Few TV projects are as hotly anticipated as the sequel to 'Das Boot'," said Moritz Porter and Oliver Vogel, executive producers for Bavaria Fernsehproduktion.

"We're excited to open the next chapter on board U-612, with a cast of internationally renowned actors, a high-calibre junior cast and acclaimed director Andreas Prochaska."

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