Netflix announced today a December 1 worldwide release for their German thriller “Dark”, which is described as a “family drama with a supernatural twist”.
In the series, a missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers. Their search for a culprit unearths a small town’s sins and secrets.
In the first teaser, “Dark” looks to share the same qualities of “Stranger Things”, only it’s deadpan serious. Here, children go missing in what appear to be supernatural occurrences; a brief voice-over at the end teases that it has something to do with “time”. It’s dark, moody, with some intense visuals. Check out some new stills, too…
“Dark” comes from acclaimed Swiss director Baran Bo Odar (Sleepless, Who Am I?) and the producers of Oscar winner The Lives of Others.
“We had absolute creative freedom,” said Baran 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.”