Deutschland 86: Season 1 (2018)

Season 1
Deutschland 86

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 that lay beyond the Iron Curtain.



Critic Ratings: 12

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0


Air date: Oct 26, 2018
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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. When Season 1 starts, 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.


Maria Schrader
as Lenora Rauch
Emilia Pieske
as Sandra Fischer
Helena Pieske
as Steffi Fischer
Sylvester Groth
as Walter Schweppenstette
Florence Kasumba
as Rose Seithathi
Uwe Preuss
as Marcus Fuchs
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Critic Reviews for Deutschland 86 Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

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

Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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

Mar 11, 2019 | 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.

Mar 11, 2019 | 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.

Mar 11, 2019 | 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.

Mar 15, 2019 | 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.

Mar 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

Mar 11, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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

Mar 11, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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

Mar 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Deutschland 86: Season 1

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