Spy drama Deutschland83 returning for sequel

Jonas Nay set to reprise his role in Cold War thriller

Critically acclaimed German Cold War spy thriller Deutschland83 has been commissioned for a sequel, titled: Deutschland86.

Created by Anna Winger and Jörg Winger, and set in 1986 – three years after Deutschland83, the hit Walter Presents drama will see Jonas Nay reprise his role as East German Agent Martin Rauch, and his compatriots in the Stasi Foreign Intelligence.

Martin has been banished to Africa until Aunt Lenora recruits him to fight for the last gasp of Communism in the Global Cold War. Set against the backdrop of real events during the last “Summer of Anxiety,” when terrorism raged across Western Europe, Martin’s dark mission takes him to Johannesburg, Tripoli, Paris, West Berlin and finally back to East Berlin, where he is forced to face new realities at home – and to make an impossible decision.

The International Emmy-nominated series became the highest-rated foreign language drama launch in UK TV history when it launched in January on Channel 4 as part the launch of Walter Presents – the free foreign-language on-demand service available exclusively in the UK via All 4.

Curator of Walter Presents, Walter Iuzzolino says: “We are proud be the UK home of this extraordinary blockbuster series. Deutschland83 marked a defining moment in the history of subtitled drama, becoming a cultural phenomenon and a much loved title for millions of British fans. We are delighted to continue our partnership with the creative team for the second season.

Deutschland86 is a production of UFA Fiction in cooperation with Amazon, FremantleMedia International and UFA Distribution.

Deutschland86 will begin filming in 2017.