Netflix’s new supernatural series Dark is set to premiere on December 1st but the streaming giant has released a new teaser for the 10-part German mystery thriller, which first bowed at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Written by Jantje Friese and directed by Baran bo Odar (Who Am I – No System is Safe), Dark is a family saga with a supernatural twist. 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, Dark is ten, hour-long episodes, with a story that takes on a supernatural twist tying back to the same town in 1986.
Check out the new trailer for Netflix’s Dark below, which features a haunting song titled Goodbye by Apparat feat. Soap&Skin:
The new series will most likely draw comparisons with Netflix’s most popular series Stranger Things. This new trailer doesn’t help their case, showcasing plenty of more shots of the kids on bikes than the first trailer did. It’s almost like Netflix are making it look like Stranger Things on purpose (of course they are). Viewers shouldn’t go in thinking that this will be the new Stranger Things by any standard, Dark is wholly its own, unique thing and many will be surprised about just how dark things get when the show premieres in just under a month’s time. When these children go missing in what appears to be a supernatural occurrence there is a considerable amount of more intense visuals that play to a more adult-oriented crowd.
Dark comes from acclaimed Swiss director Baran Bo Odar and the producers of Oscar winner The Lives of Others. “We had absolute creative freedom,” said Bo Odar. “We could cast whoever we wanted, the actors who fit best for the role. Netflix gave us a budget and a couple of notes and let us do it.”
When asked about the comparisons the show is already garnering with Stranger Things, the duo had this to say: “It’s really exciting because if all those people who watched Stranger Things will at least think about watching Dark, I think that’s a great opportunity for us,” Friese said. “So keep comparing it.”
There is also a new poster that touts a time-travelling cliche tagline: “The Question Is Not Where. But When.” It’s still a very effectively designed poster.
Dark will be available to stream in its entirety on December 1st via Netflix.