Deutschland ’83 was a hugely surprising hit in the UK when it came out on Channel 4’s Walther Presents which features series and boxsets from across the world.
Deutschland ’83 was an amazing series and captured the essence of 1980’s Berlin during the height of the Cold War where an East German border guard, Martin Rauch (brilliantly played by Jonas Nay) becomes a reluctant spy to help save his mother after she gets ill.
Everything about this series was very well done, from the 80’s soundtrack which naturally includes Nina’s 99 Red Balloons, to the tech and gadgets used back in the day all the way through to the fashions and cars of the period gave it a air of authenticity and attention to detail and these were just the details.
Whilst the plot to infiltrate the West German Army during the Able Archer NATO exercises in Deutschland ’83 is fictional. The actual NATO Exercise was very real and actually brought us all close to the brink of Armageddon at the time.
If you haven’t watched it yet, I recommend you do and its available in the UK on All4 in the World Boxsets section and for an ad free experience on Amazon Prime UK. The 10 episodes are great and the pacing, plot progression and ending will have you captivated and wanting more.
Luckily the follow up series is coming and its set three years after Deutschland ’83.
Deutschland ’86 recently come out in Germany and US (on Sundance TV) but will come to the UK like its predecessor Deutschland ’83 did?
The answer is yes, it will be and we think it will be in the early part of 2019 and again it will be on Channel 4’s Walther Presents again. No news an exact date yet but will update this article once we know more. We’re just excited that its finally here and what’s a few months to wait for such a great series.