Dark is the first German original show airing on Netflix. It seems that this web series managed to conquer the hearts of such target audience who was impressed with Stranger Things. Dark has received a brilliant reception by critics and viewers. As a result, Netflix opted to pick up the show for a second season. The decision was announced on December 20, 2017. The production on a sophomore chapter starts in 2018.
You may not have been aware of the fact that Dark has become one of the most-watched non-English series on Netflix, according to the official report by the network. Moreover, the show turned sensational across the globe. This global effect proves that the elaborated script worth more than visual effects. But still, we believe that Stranger Things served a trigger for such series as The OA and Dark. Indeed, it's terrible when someone is vanishing, and nobody knows what happened to him, especially if we're talking about a kid.
Let's take a look at some valuable figures to find out why Netflix made this decision. As mentioned above, the show owes its renewal to the impressive response from critics and target audience. On Rotten Tomatoes, Dark has a score of 7.1/10 and an 84% approval rating among critics, while the viewers have evaluated the first season of this show at 4.6/5/94%. We face almost the same statistics on Metacritic, 61/100 and 8.5/10 among critics/viewers, respectively. On IMDb, Dark has a rating of 8.7/10 ~ 43,000 votes. Looking at such results, anyone could realize why Netflix decided to renew the show for a next round.
Summing up, Dark has deserved renewal. This German series managed to showcase the impressive results. Many people compared Dark with Stranger Things. Indeed, there are some cliches borrowed from the Duffer Brothers in Dark. Nonetheless, this show has its storyline and different atmosphere. Despite all the similarities, Dark is the unique television product. We hope that this web series will last for many seasons on Netflix.
What Is Dark About?If you have not watched this web series on Netflix yet, here is a brief overview below.
The story takes place in the German town of Winden, where two children have vanished. These tragic events shed light on the dark past of four local families within three generations. In the first season, the storyline unfolds during three time periods, in 2019, 1986, and 1953. The show's protagonists are Jonas Kahnwald, a teenage boy, who can't come to terms with his father's sudden death; Ulrich Nielsen, a cop, whose brother vanished many years ago; and Charlotte Doppler, a police chief. The plot brings the title characters to a wormhole, hidden in the cave system located under the local nuclear power plant owned by the powerful Tiedemann family.
Regarding The Likely Release Date For Season 2 of DarkAs mentioned above, Netflix decided to renew Dark for a sophomore season. The decision was justified due to the remarkable statistic of the first season. However, the global broadcaster has yet to announce the exact release date for a next season. We frankly doubt that Wiedemann & Berg Television will manage to cope with the production of the second season earlier than in the following winter.
As a result, we tend to believe that Dark will return for Season 2 on Netflix in December of 2018 or January of 2019. Moreover, we think that Netflix could order more seasons for this web series similar to Stranger Things. In any case, we should wait for the confirmation from Netflix. As of now, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed regarding the following news. We will update this page as soon as getting the additional data from Netflix.