A feature TV series is being written about the events that took place on January 1903 when 12 German fishermen stranded their ship on a remote south coast of Iceland. The script follows the main character and his fate. The crew went through extreme challenges that cost both lives and limbs. The story is based on e.g. with the actual recollections of the captain of the ship.

After 11 days of indescribable hardships 9 men were rescued by selfless Icelandic farmers who put themselves at great risk to save them.