THE SEQUEL TO THE INTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING SERIES, DEUTSCHLAND 83 SHOOTING IN SOUTH AFRICA AND BERLIN
UFA Fiction has begun production of the much awaited Deutschland86. The second season of the critically praised series will film across South Africa and Berlin.
Created by Anna Winger (Head Writer) and Jörg Winger, 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.
Anna Winger and Jörg Winger, Creators and Executive Producers 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.”
Directed by Florian Cossen (Das Lied in mir, NSU/Die Ermittler – Nur für den Dienstgebrauch) and Arne Feldhusen (Stromberg, Der Tatortreiniger), DEUTSCHLAND86 will see the return of cast members Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Sylvester Groth, Vladimir Burlakov, Ludwig Trepte, Alexander Beyer, Carina Wiese and Sonja Gerhardt. They will be joined this season by Anke Engelke (Ladykracher), Fritzi Haberlandt (Erbsen auf halb 6), Lavinia Wilson (Schoßgebete) and Florence Kasumba (Black Panther, Emerald City).
Executive Producers are Anna Winger, Jörg Winger, Sebastian Werninger and Ulrike Leibfried. Directors of Cinematography are Matthias Fleischer (Heidi) and Kristian Leschner (4 Könige).
Deutschland86 is an UFA FICTION production in cooperation with Amazon Germany and FremantleMedia International, supported by the German Motion Picture Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Creative Europe Media – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the Department of Trade and Industry South Africa. Filming in South Africa takes place in cooperation with Two Oceans Production.
The first season of the series – Deutschland83 – won numerous accolades, including an International Emmy, Peabody Award, Adolf Grimme Award and Golden Camera award in Germany. Jonas Nay also won the 2016 Golden Nymph for Best Actor at the Festival de Television in Monte Carlo, as well as the German Television Award for his portrayal of Martin Rauch.