Deutschland86, the original German-language drama is set to hit our screens once more. The eagerly anticipated follow up to Deutschland83, which gained a cult following in 2015, will launch on Amazon Prime Video in Germany on 19th October 2018 and Sundance TV in the US on 25th October 2018.
Deutschland86 picks up with Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay), his Aunt Lenora (Maria Schrader) and their colleagues at the East German foreign intelligence agency (HVA) three years after Deutschland83. Abandoned by Moscow and desperate for cash, the East German leadership pushes their secret operatives to experiment with global capitalism and save their sinking socialist ship. Long banished to Africa for his sins in 1983, Martin Rauch is now sent back into the field. Dark deals and a dangerous mission lead him to South Africa, Angola, Libya, Paris, West Berlin and finally back to East Berlin, where he must make an impossible decision.
Our hero’s journey plays out to a soundtrack of international pop music – against a backdrop of Perestroika, proxy Cold Wars, the struggle to end Apartheid, a year of terror in Western Europe, and the creeping feeling back home in East Germany, that the end just might be near.
Written by Anna Winger (Head Writer) and Jörg Winger, Deutschland86 is produced by UFA Fiction and distributed by FremantleMedia International.