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Vincent Kartheiser, who played Pete Campbell on seven seasons of AMC’s Mad Men, has joined the cast of WWII event series Das Boot.
Game of Thrones actor Tom Wlaschiha, James D’Arcy of Marvel’s Agent Carter and French actor Thierry Fremont (Juste un regard) have also boarded the drama, which is inspired by the best-selling novel by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim about the submarine war of the 1940s, as well as by Wolfgang Petersen’s Oscar-nominated film adaptation from 1981.
Shooting has already begun in Prague for the series, which German shingle Bavaria is producing together with Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment. Sonar is handling world sales on the $31 million production.
Sky will premiere the series in late 2018 across its pay-TV networks in Germany, Italy, Austria, the U.K. and Ireland.
Austrian filmmaker Andreas Prochaska (The Dark Valley) is helming Das Boot from a script by head writers Tony Saint (Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley) and Johannes W. Betz (Der Tunnel).
The series’ ensemble cast also includes Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), August Wittgenstein (The Crown), Rainer Bock (The White Ribbon) and Robert Stadlober (Summer Storm).
Moritz Polter, Oliver Vogel and Jan S. Kaiser for Bavaria, Marcus Ammon and Frank Jastfelder for Sky and Jenna Santoianni for Sonar are executive producing.
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