Netflix Renews German Mystery Drama “Dark”

The supernatural drama has been handed a second season order by Netflix.

Coming to the streaming giant all the way from Germany, Dark is enjoying considerable success. While Netflix doesn’t release viewing statistics, it did say that Dark is one of “the most-watched entirely non-English shows” on its global service.

In response to the comparison made to Stranger Things, the streaming service said the show stands on its own.

“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,” Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix’s VP for international originals said. “Dark is a testament that great storytelling transcends geography.”

Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, who also serve as executive producers alongside Luegenbiehl, Erik Barmack, Quirin Berg, Amanda Krentzman, and Justyna Müsch, Dark premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Set in the German town of Winden, it tells the story of the disappearance of two young children with a touch of supernatural twist involved.

Dark show-runners said in a statement, “We are overwhelmed by the response to Dark and are thrilled that our story has been a success with a global audience. And our fans can be sure that we have plenty of surprises in store for the second season of Dark.