A family saga with a supernatural twist, Dark is the streaming giant’s first German Netflix Original Series and it premieres globally in a month and a half.
Set in a German town in the present day, Dark revolves around the disappearance of two young children, which exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. The supernatural twist comes in with parts of the narrative tying back to the same town in 1986.
The drama, which consists of ten hour-long episodes, is co-written by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, directed by Baran bo Odar, and produced by Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion — the team behind the award-winning film Who Am I.
Produced entirely in Germany, the main cast of Dark includes Oliver Masucci (4 Blocks), Karoline Eichhorn (Tatort: Cologne), Jördis Triebel (Blochin: The Living and the Dead), Louis Hofmann (You Are Wanted), Maja Schöne (Tatort), and Stephan Kampwirth (Berlin Station).
Additional cast members include Andreas Pietschmann (The Team), Deborah Kaufmann (KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst), Tatja Seibt (Die Chefin), Hermann Beyer (Bukow and König), Walter Kreye (Commissario Brunetti), Peter Benedict (The Team), and Christian Steyer (Bukow and König).
Dark is the third non-English-language European production from Netflix. The first was Marseille, the French contemporary political drama whose first season starred Gérard Depardieu and Benoit Magimel. (Production began this past spring on Season 2, which features new characters, including a young woman politician of the far-right French Party.) The second was Suburra, the Italian crime drama that bowed on October 6th.
Dark premieres on Netflix in all of its territories on Friday, December 1st, 2017.
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