Netflix’s first German series Dark has been renewed for Season 2. Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, Dark is set in present day Germany where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families.
The mystery drama series first premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and has been received well by audiences in Germany and in other countries including the U.S.
“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,” Kelly Luegenbiehl, VP international originals for Netflix said. “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.”
Showrunners bo Odar and Friese said, “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.”
Quirin Berg, who produces the Netflix series 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!”
While a second season is on its way, Dark is currently streaming on Netflix.