Netflix Renews German Thriller Dark for a Second Season

Netflix has announced that they've picked up a second season of Dark. Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, the mystery thriller is set in a modern-day German town where the disappearance of two young children reveals the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. And through a few supernatural twists and turns, it ends up connecting to the same town back in 1986. The 10-episode series debuted at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival before making its way to the streaming service.

Dark Season 1

Kelly Luegenbiehl, VP of International Originals for Netflix, spoke about the German-language production:

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.

Series creators and showrunners bo Odar and Friese said of the series' success:

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 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.

The first season of Dark is currently streaming on Netflix, with an English dub and subtitles available.

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