What is Dark by Netflix?
Dark, Netflix's first original German-language series to debut internationally on December 1.
16:27 27 November 2017
Dark, Netflix’s first original German-language series, tells the story of a small town plagued by strange goings-on at a nearby power facility. Featuring an expansive cast of largely young actors, viewers may think that it’s a blend of Stranger Things and The OA.
But Dark creators, director Baran bo Odar and the writer Jantje Friese, said that the shows episodes were written before those programs were released. And something about the show is uniquely German.
Mr. Odar and Ms. Friese were first approached by Netflix in 2015 when the firm was hunting for ideas for a German original series as part of its international expansion.
“We saw things that were more conventional cop shows or traditional storytelling,” Erik Barmack, Netflix’s vice president for international originals said by phone from Los Angeles. “Then they sat down and pitched this thing that was multigenerational, that involved time travel and a supernatural component, and all these things drew us in.”