Less than a month after the first season of the German science fiction thriller ‘Dark’ debuted on Netflix, the streaming service has ordered a second season. This was the first German language Netflix series and has proven successful in both Germany and abroad, in U.S., Brazil, Italy, Turkey, Spain, France and other countries.
Here is the premise of the series:
The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden brings light to the fractured relationships, double lives, and the dark past of four families living there, revealing a mystery that spans three generations.
‘Dark’ was created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese.
Netflix’s vice president of international originals, Kelly Luegenbiehl said:
“When we first heard about Dark, we realized very early on that we hadn’t seen anything like this show before — in Germany or anywhere else in the world. Dark is a testament that great storytelling transcends geography. We’re excited that our members around the globe are captivated by the mysterious world of Winden and will now be able to continue to see how the story unfolds.”
Creators and showrunners bo Odar and Friese said:
“We are overwhelmed by the response to Dark and are thrilled that our story has been a success with a global audience. Viewers have been captivated by the secrets of our protagonists and have taken delight in unraveling the various puzzles that the story presents. To know that we will now embark on our next journey is, for us showrunners, a dream come true. And our fans can be sure that we have plenty of surprises in store for the second season of Dark.”
Executive producer Quirin Berg added:
“Jantje Friese, Baran bo Odar, our wonderful actors and our fantastic team have put an incredible amount of energy into making Dark a unique and gripping series. We thank all of those who have accompanied us on this path. And we thank Netflix for their trust and for the excellent cooperation. We are extremely happy that Dark has by now received such an overwhelming response, both in Germany and around the world, and we are particularly thrilled about the quick decision by Netflix to take it into a second season. We can hardly wait to continue telling the story!”
The show’s large cast includes Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel, Maja Schöne, Sebastian Rudolph, Anatole Taubman, Mark Waschke, Karoline Eichhorn, Stephan Kampwirth, Anne Ratte-Polle, Andreas Pietschmann, Lisa Vicari, Angela Winkler, Michael Mendl and Antje Traue.
Have you checked out ‘Dark’ on Netflix? Are you excited that a second helping is on the way?