The third season of Sky Deutschland’s Das Boot will be the first international series to be filmed in 8K and Dolby Atmos.
The show’s previous seasons were both shot in 4K UHD, and producers have announced they have agreed a deal with Sky Q and Samsung to make the show available in 8K for viewers watching on the electronic giant’s QLED 8K SmartTVs.
Producers Moritz Polter and Jan S. Kaiser from Bavaria Fiction said: “Das Boot is the first series worldwide to be produced in 8K and Dolby Atmos. Thanks to the outstanding picture quality and three-dimensional soundscapes, we can tell the individual characters and storylines in an even more emotional and tangible way – creating a truly immersive experience for the audience.”
Mike Henkelmann, director marketing consumer electronics at Samsung, added: “With 8K technology, we are truly pioneering high-definition imaging technology and offering both filmmakers and viewers unprecedented image quality.
“We are convinced that the gripping story of Das Boot will take full advantage of the technology and that Sky and Samsung will be able to offer viewers a very special experience.”