For a series that's spanned five time periods over the course of two seasons, it would be easy to confuse a date or two here and there. But viewers of the German hit sci-fi thriller Dark know the date June 27 all too well: it's when the apocalypse hit. As of Tuesday morning, it's also the date that the Netflix series returns for its third and final season with a date announcement video to mark the occasion. As date announcement videos go, this one does not disappoint. Focusing on four families and a time-travel conspiracy that spans from 1921 to 2053, the second season brought about the end of the world. Where to go from there? For Jonas, Bartosz, Martha, and others, it's about finally knowing if cycles are truly endless if they can be broken, and what will they need to sacrifice for that to happen.
In an earlier interview, series creators and showrunners Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar explained that much of what viewers will see in the third season was hinted at during the first season. "The basic idea of Season 3 was something that we already had when we started. There are also a lot of things in Season 1 hinting to Season 3. Also, we actually thought about putting some of the stuff that's now in Season 3 into Season 2, but then decided to move it backward. So basically now everything that's left just falls into Season 3," said Friese. While no spoilers were dropped, Friese did reveal who would be getting more of a focus during the series' final run: "We're going to see a bit more about grown Ulrich. Also the same as we did in Season 2 where we put a little bit focus on different characters like Claudia and Egon, we're going to do the same in Season 3 and call some people up that had smaller parts. And yes, Martha and Jonas, that's the big centerpiece of it all."