‘Deutschland 89’ is the third installment of the ‘Deutschland’ series — which started with ‘Deutschland 83’ (season 1), followed by ‘Deutschland 86′ (season 2). ’89’, just like its predecessors, is a spy thriller, which is set in Germany during the Cold War. Co-created by Anna Winger and Jörg Winger, it documents the fall of the Berlin Wall and follows an East German spy and his fellow agents as they try to cope up with the end of the communist regime.
The project is a co-production between AMC Networks’ SundanceTV and RTL Television. Therefore, in the US, it airs on Sundance, which released ‘Deutschland 89’ in October 2020. Now, if you are wondering what the future holds for this intriguing espionage drama, we have you covered!
Deutschland 89 Season 2 Release Date:
‘Deutschland 83’ season 3 or ‘Deutschland 89’ season 1 premiered on October 29, 2020, on Sundance. It consists of eight episodes. When the series had dropped with its first season on German soil, it did not garner positive reviews in its home country. However, when it landed on US screens, it opened to a great response — winning several accolades, including a Peabody Award. As a result, it was eventually renewed for a second and third season. But as per Variety, ‘Deutschland 89’ serves as the last iteration of the successful series. Until the creators come up with any further announcements, we can safely assume that ‘Deutschland 89’ season 2 or ‘Deutschland 83’ season 4 is most likely canceled.
Deutschland 89 Cast: Who is in it?
Jonas Nay stars as Martin Rauch, an East German spy, working undercover in West Germany. He is joined by Maria Schrader as Lenora Rauch, Martin’s aunt, and one of his Stasi handlers. Sylvester Groth plays Walter Schweppenstette, Lenora’s boss at the East German Mission. Florence Kasumba essays the role of Rose Seithathi, Lenora’s partner, and an African National Congress (ANC) operative. Uwe Preuss stars as Markus Fuchs, Carina Wiese as Ingrid Rauch, Alexander Beyer as Tobias Tischbier, and Svenja Jung as Nicole Zangen.
Deutschland 89 Plot: What is it About?
‘Deutschland 89’ is a German-American spy thriller that follows Martin Rauch, an agent in East Germany. The events are set during the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Once the anti-fascist Berlin Wall falls on November 9, 1989, Martin attempts to deal with the aftermath. With the entire world in chaos, Martin and his fellow agents at the HVA (East German Foreign Intelligence) cope up with the consequences. The government has collapsed and their organization is a mess. This entire turmoil points to an uncertain future. The story follows the characters as they take some major decisions — start a new career or simply flee in the face of this new world order?
In the midst of everything, Martin is pursued by Western spy agencies. He then goes undercover to infiltrate an anti-imperialist terror cell. This is when he uncovers a terrorist plot and is determined to secure justice — thereby, completing his last task.
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