This week, streaming platform Netflix have revealed they’ve renewed their German original series Dark for a second season, after a successful launch of the premiere season a little earlier this year. Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, the show has not only resonated in Germany, but around the world, picking up big audiences in the US, Brazil, Italy, Turkey, Spain and France in particular.
With supernatural twists and turns in a story that quickly compels the audience, Dark has become one of the most-watched entirely non-English shows on Netflix, transcending borders and doing what so many fail to do, in capturing the imaginations of viewers across the globe.
Set in the present day, Dark’s first season opened up a story taking place in a German town that followed the disappearance of two young children. Though residents in the local area did their best to remain calm, the lives and fractured relationships amongst four families were exposed due to the disappearances, and it soon became clear that there was a supernatural twist and call back to the same town, and events that occurred there all the way back in 1986.
Vice President of International Originals for Netflix, Kelly Luegenbiehl comments: “When we first heard about Dark, we realised 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.”
Producer Quirin Berg was also quick to praise the team around the series, and 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!”
Showrunners Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese add: “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.”
Dark season 1 is streaming now on Netflix.
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