Deutschland 83: Deutschland 86 (2018)

SEASON:

Deutschland 86
Deutschland 83

Critics Consensus

Deutschland 86 is a rollicking spy caper that leverages its chic 1980s aesthetic to addictive effect -- proving both pleasurably suspenseful and empathetic to the point-of-view behind the Iron Curtain.

100%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 12

62%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 16

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)



  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

Episodes

Air date: Oct 25, 2018

After an arms deal goes south, Lenora brings Martin to Cape Town to help smooth things over. -- (C) SUNDANCE

View Details
Air date: Oct 26, 2018

Martin enlists a mercenary to bring Lenora's weapons shipment through the border war to a new buyer. -- (C) SUNDANCE

View Details

Tv Season Info

The drama series is a direct sequel of "Deutschland 83," the espionage series set in 1983 Germany, and takes place three years later. Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) is brought back to the East German foreign intelligence agency and put to work in the field with his Aunt Lenora (Maria Schrader); his new assignment sends him to Africa, where he meets Rose Seithathi (Florence Kasumba), an operative secretly planning a revolution. As the season progresses, things get complicated for Martin, whose allegiances are put into question.

Cast & Crew

Sylvester Groth
Walter Schweppenstette
Chris Veres
Tim Avery
Alexander Beyer
Tischbier
Sonja Gerhardt
Annett Schneider
Jonas Nay
Martin Rauch
Maria Schrader
Lenora Rauch
Carina N. Wiese
Ingrid Rauch
Florence Kasumba
Rose Seithathi
Will Bentley
Joy C. Mitchell
Ulf Tschauder
Show all Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for Deutschland 83: Deutschland 86

Critic Reviews for Deutschland 83 Deutschland 86

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

It's good fun, but it knows that its subject is more than a game.

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…

The series' narrative and sociological ambition is admirable, even if its ultimate goal is to be a fun and fast-paced yarn.

Oct 24, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's a dream, this reworking of recent history, in which everything is carefully off-kilter. More than anything it looks amazing, but the attention to detail is precise.

Jul 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Anna and Jörg Winger's 10-part sequel is as geopolitically fascinating as The Americans, the contemporaneous drama about two KGB agents subverting the US from within - and sartorially more compelling.

Jul 23, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Strong, nostalgic visuals, gallows humor characteristic of German television, and a fabulous 80's soundtrack provide for an entertaining watch.

Dec 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There is so much happening in Deutschland 86, but the series' greatest coup is making each of these arcs personal.

Dec 6, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Deutschland 86 is more than just a thrilling spy drama. It is a nuanced geopolitical thriller that impressively walks the line between escapist entertainment and topical storytelling. It's also a hell of a good time.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

I've said this before, but one of the best things about this series is seeing the world through the perspective of what we, as Americans, were taught was the wrong way to think.

Oct 26, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's not perfect, but if it strove for clean perfection, it wouldn't be nearly as good.

Oct 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If you miss The Americans, you might want to pledge allegiance to Deutschland.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Deutschland offers a quality in short supply on prestige TV: fun.

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…

It's set in South Africa and, like a humourless escort agency, there's now a spy to suit every taste.

Jul 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Deutschland 83: Deutschland 86

  • Mar 03, 2019
    Weaker than the first season but still recommended
  • Nov 20, 2018
    Completed hooked - loved all 10 episodes highly recommend to all

News & Features