New German Netflix series Dark to spearhead a European content initiative
Sometimes the simplest, most deceivingly generic title works best. Such is the case with Netflix’s new series Dark, a “family drama with a supernatural twist” that marks the first time the streaming service has produced original content in Germany and is part of an initiative to develop programs in a myriad European markets.
And judging by the trailer Netflix just dropped… Dark is indeed dark.
The series was announced at a press conference in Berlin this morning. It features a cast of largely unknown German actors in a 10-episode tale of a missing child that sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers. Their search for a culprit unearths a small town’s sins and secrets. A familiar set up (Twin Peaks-ish in fact), but it’s the execution that counts and this series looks stylish, ruthless, oddly erotic and totally… dark.
Dark will premiere sometime this winter.
Check out the trailer and tell us what you think…