A gripping coming-of-age story and spy thriller set in Germany in the ‘80s.

10 Things We Learned While Tweeting with “DEUTSCHLAND 83″ Creator Anna Winger

Anna Winger and Jorg Winger Deutschland 83

Creator Anna Winger has been live-tweeting DEUTSCHLAND 83 episodes and sharing behind-the-scenes info, historical background and a few German lessons along the way. Check out some of our favorite tweets below.

1. Sylvester Groth (Walter Schweppenstette) is an improv pro.

2. Germany is carb-friendly.

3. If you wanted a car in East Germany, you needed to plan ahead. Way ahead.

4. There are some inside jokes.

5. A helpful German lesson.

6. DEUTSCHLAND 83 is beautiful right from the start.

7. Anna Winger incorporated real-life spy stories into the series.

8. Reminder: Books should not be banned.

9. The show has a few famous ’80s faces working behind the scenes…

10. The sets aren’t just realistic, they are the real thing.

Watch episodes of DEUTSCHLAND 83 on Sundance.tv. Tune in Wed. at 11/10c for new episodes.