The German Series Coming Soon to Netflix and Your Nightmares


Say what you want about Netflix, but when it comes to commissioning series (minus that train wreck Girlboss and select others), they’re pretty spot on.

They’ve just released the official trailer for their first ever German-language production, and it looks scarier than your broken heart call log on a Sunday morning after a night on the cans.

Dark, out December 1st, is a 10-part thriller that first premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival. Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, the story is set in a German town in present day, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten, hour-long episodes, the story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.

Netflix provides two cryptic sentences alongside the trailer: “The disappearance of two kids in the German small-town of Winden opens abysses that turn the concept of time on its head. The question is not who has kidnapped the children…but when.”

From first glance, it’s thematically similar to Stranger Things (comparisons which the series’ creators have openly encouraged), but without the light comic relief of an adorable bike squad of kids protected by a baseball bat wielding Steve Harrington. Watch the trailer above and prepare yourself for December 1st.

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