Netflix Announces Its First German Series, ‘Dark’

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Dark, a supernatural drama, will mark the first German production from Netflix. The streaming service/internet TV network announced details on the German series which will premiere in 2017. The series comes from director Baran bo Odar (Who am I) and writer Jantje Friese and is described as a family saga with a supernatural twist. Season one will consist of 10 one-hour episodes.

Dark takes place in a German town “in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families.” Discussing the series, Odar said, “We’re very excited to shoot the first Netflix original series made in Germany. To be part of the family that brought amazing shows like House of Cards and Bloodline to its audience is a huge honor. As Dark will be an ensemble mystery series, I especially look forward to discovering and working with new German talent. This will be a fantastic ride and I can’t wait to get started.”

“The way Dark was embraced by Netflix was extraordinary. We’re so happy to be making this show in Germany for Netflix subscribers around the world to enjoy,” said writer Friese. “We couldn’t be happier to team up again with Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann and Justyna Müsch as production partners, who have already shown with Who Am I that they can take an idea the extra mile.”

Dark is an incredible German story that will appeal to a global audience,” stated Erik Barmack, Vice President International Originals at Netflix. “Bo and Jantje are creative talents that have developed great projects in both Berlin and Hollywood, and we are thrilled to be working with them on our first original series entirely authored, shot and produced in Germany.”

Filming is expected to begin later this year.