As the first Netflix original series to be entirely authored, produced and shot in Germany, Dark has some high expectations surrounding it. Today (October 4), the streaming service delivered an intriguing teaser trailer for the show as well as announcing it would launch on their platform on Friday, December 1. You can check out the teaser below:
When two children disappear in the small German town of Winden, the event acts as a catalyst to burst open abysses which turn the usual concept of time right on its head. When kids go missing, the question that many want to find the answer to is where they’ve gone or who kidnapped them. With Dark however, the primary question is not how, why or who, but when did they disappear?
Premiering earlier this year at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, the new sci-fi show has already been described as “terrifying” and looks set to be an instant hit upon its release in December.
The co-creators were inspired to push on with their show following the success of fellow Netflix original series Stranger Things, saying (according to The Independent) at the TIFF: “It’s really exciting because if all those people who watched [Stranger Things] will at least think about watching Dark, I think it’s a great opportunity for us. So keep comparing it.”
Told through 10 hour-long episodes, viewers will begin to understand the fractured lives that four families are going through, with supernatural twists coming into play and showing how the current timeline ties into an event that happened in the same town back in 1986.
Dark is co-created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, and stars some brilliant talent including Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebe, Anatole Taubman, Mark Waschke, Stephan Kampwirth, Andreas Pietschmann, Angela Winkler and Michael Mendl.
The series is one that’s been in the works for just under a year, with principal photography having taken place from October 18, 2016 in and around Berlin, lasting until around March.
Catch all 10 episodes of Dark upon their release exclusively on Netflix, on Friday, December 1.
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