The fourth season of Sky series Das Boot directed by Dennis Gansel is currently shooting in Czech Republic’s capital with Stillking Films providing services.
At the beginning of August 2022, the Czech Government approved CZK 570 milion for film incentives, which will add to the CZK 800 milion decided in the original draft budget. Additional support is expected in 2023 and 2024.
Das Boot is one of the longest international productions shooting in the Czech Republic. All the previous seasons of the series have been shot in Prague since 2017.
The shooting has largely taken place at the Barrandov Studio, where the submarine set was dismantled and rebuilt for production on each season. This week the filming also took place near Old Town Square.
Shooting in the Czech Republic started in June 2022. The premiere is set for 2023 on Sky One.
The series is a sequel to the feature film Das Boot (1981), whose director Wolfgang Petersen died on 12 August 2022.
Das Boot is based on the real-life experiences of war correspondent Lothar-Günther Buchheim, who fictionalized his experience on a German U-boat for the 1975 book of the same name.
Across its first three seasons, Das Boot has featured international stars such as Vicky Krieps (Corsage, The Phantom Thread), Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield, Masters of Sex), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), and James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas). Season three contained a featured role for Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone) as a Royal Navy commander tracking down the titular German U-boat.
The TV serie has been broadcast on Sky TV in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland, and can be streamed on Sky services where available.
While Das Boot streamed on Hulu in the United States, it is not streaming on Disney+, which carries Hulu content in the Czech Republic.