TV Discussion

Netflix’s German sci-fi thriller Dark gets 2017 release date and brand new trailer

Netflix have revealed the 1 December release date for their foreign language sci-fi series, Dark, which looks to be a cross between Stranger Things and Lost as a couple of children go missing in the fictional German town of Winden.

Not much is revealed from the teaser trailer except that it will possibly involve time-travel (or time distortion of some kind) and features an eery voice repeating “tick-tock” as we see missing children posters, depressed parents and search and rescue teams. Oh, and a torture scene very reminiscent of A Clockwork Orange.

Dark was created by Jantje Friese and Swiss filmmaker Baran bo Odar, whose 2010 crime drama The Silence was released at the height of popularity for similarly bleak euro-thrillers such as The Killing and followed a police reinvestigation into a child killer case. If that gives us any indication for the tone of the show, then this Christmas’ most binge-watched Netflix show could very well be Dark.

However, it will have to compete with acclaimed documentary maker Errol Morris’s six-part series Wormwood, which promises to bring “the viewer face-to-face with some of the United States’ darkest secrets”, and a serialised adaptation of classic novel Watership Down, both of which will also be released later this year.

Check out the trailer for Dark and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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