Netflix’s German thriller series Dark has been renewed for round two after having a successful first-season run, not only in Germany, but everywhere else. Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese’s show has become one of most-watched non-English shows on the streaming service, going to show that fascinating storylines and stellar cinematography have the ability to surpass borders of any kind to reach audiences all over the world.
“Dark is a testament that great storytelling transcends geography,” said Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President of International Originals for Netflix, in a statement. “We’re excited that our members around the globe are captivated by the mysterious world of Winden, and will now be able to continue to see how the story unfolds.”
The series explores a German town, “where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families.” It incorporates supernatural elements, as the present links back to a past generation.
“We are overwhelmed by the response to Dark and are thrilled that our story has been a success with a global audience,” added bo Odar and Friese. “Viewers have been captivated by the secrets of our protagonists and have taken delight in unravelling the various puzzles that the story presents. To know that we will now embark on our next journey is, for us showrunners, a dream come true. And our fans can be sure that we have plenty of surprises in store for the second season of Dark.”
Dark premiered on Netflix Dec. 1. Revisit the trailers for season one here and here, and stay tuned for a premiere date for season two.