News: Dark Gets Renewed For A Second Season By Netflix

Netflix has announced that they have renewed the German sci-fi mystery thriller series Dark for a second season. The series was co-created by Baran bo Odor and Jantje Friese, and stars 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. 

The series takes place in a small German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives, fractured relationships, and double lives among four families that spans three generations. In the ten episode first season, the story takes on a science fiction twist that ties back to the same town in 1986. 

It is Netflix’s first German language production and has been received well by audiences in Germany and around the world. Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President of International Originals for Netflix said that:

“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.”

 “We are overwhelmed by the response to Dark and are thrilled that our story has been a success with a global audience," said showrunners bo Odar and Friese. “Viewers have been captivated by the secrets of our protagonists and have taken delight in unravelling 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.” 

Prodco Wiedemann & Berg produces for Netflix and they said:

 “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!” 

You can currently watch season one on Netflix. I highly recommend, it is by far the best show that Netflix has released so far.