Netflix has renewed its first German original production, DARK, for a second series.

“When we first heard about DARK, we realized very early on that we hadn’t seen anything like this show before — in Germany or anywhere else in the world. DARK is a testament that great storytelling transcends geography. 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 acclaimed drama created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese has resonated with audiences in Germany and around the world, including the U.S., Brazil, Italy, Turkey, Spain and France among other countries. DARK, a family saga with a supernatural twist, is now one of the most-watched entirely non-English shows on Netflix, a German series that transcends borders to connect with audiences in every country.

Showrunners Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese talking about the audience reception, and the renewal of the production, added that they were ‘overwhelmed by the response to DARK and are thrilled’ that the story had been a success with a global audience. They continued that they are aware ‘viewers have been captivated by the secrets of our protagonists and have taken delight in unravelling the various puzzles that the story presents’. The executives concluded that the comission is a ‘dream come true’ while adding fans of the show will have ‘plenty of surprises’ in forthcoming editions.

“Jantje Friese, Baran Bo Odar, our wonderful actors and our fantastic team have put an incredible amount of energy into making DARK a unique and gripping series. We thank all of those who have accompanied us on this path. And we thank Netflix for their trust and for the excellent cooperation. We are extremely happy that DARK has by now received such an overwhelming response, both in Germany and around the world, and we are particularly thrilled about the quick decision by Netflix to take it into a second season. We can hardly wait to continue telling the story!” – Producer Quirin Berg

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