Deutschland 86, the eagerly anticipated follow up to Deutschland 83, is getting its German premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 19th October, with the show’s US debut on Sundance TV following a week later on 25th October.
The series 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 Jorg Winger, Deutschland86 is produced by UFA Fiction and distributed by FremantleMedia International.
Speaking last year the Wingers said: “We’re thrilled to bring the series back.
“This time, we’re sending our East German heroes further afield.
“It’s 1986. It’s the beginning of the end of the world as they know it.
“But mafioso-style capitalism just might save the socialist project! The clock is ticking and the beat goes on.”
In the UK Channel 4 has confirmed it will air the series which will also be available on its Walter Presents Video on Demand service.