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 in 1942 where Simone Strasser (Vicky Krieps), a French woman working as a translator for the Nazis, finds her allegiances tested when her brother, Frank (Leonard Schleicher), leads her into a hub of resistance fighters. Complicating matters, Frank, a radio operator, is sent on a German submarine mission and the tensions in the already close quarters grow when the rest of the crew begin to suspect he’s feeding information to the enemy.
Das Boot boasts an all-star international cast that also includes Lizzy Caplan, James D’Arcy, Vincent Kartheiser, Rainer Bock, Rick Okon, Robert Stadlober, Thierry Frémont and August Wittgenstein.