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Gear up for a wet, wild summer with this trailer for Hulu's Das Boot sequel series

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Beware the splash zone, kids, because an eight-hour sequel series to Wolfgang Petersen’s acclaimed, claustrophobic submarine drama Das Boot is ready to surface. Based on Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s Das Boot and Die Festung (The Fortress) novels, the story follows the launch of the U-612 sub in German-occupied France nine months after the events of the film. If that doesn’t pique your fancy, the stacked cast includes Phantom Thread’s Vicky Krieps, Masters Of Sex’s Lizzy Caplan, Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser, and Tom Wlaschiha, who you may remember as Game Of Thrones’ Jaqen H’ghar.

Here’s an official plot synopsis:

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. Meanwhile, at the port of La Rochelle, the world of Simone Strasser spirals out of control as she is engulfed in a dangerous liaison and forbidden love, torn between her loyalty for Germany and the Resistance, and causing her to question everything. Could all she believed to be true, in fact be a lie?


Grab a beach towel and tune into Hulu on June 17, when the whole series will be available to air.

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