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Netflix goes Dark for its first German original

Following its massive international expansion, the SVOD giant continues its push to create local original content for its viewers.
February 24, 2016

Following its massive international expansion, SVOD Netflix continues its push to create local, original content for its viewers.

The latest country to get its very own Netflix Original is Germany.

The series Dark, described by Netflix as “a family saga with a supernatural twist,” will premiere across all its territories in 2017 (no specific date has been set yet), and will feature 10 hour-long episodes. Set in 1986, it follows the disappearance of two young children and the drama that unfolds between their families.

It will be directed by Swiss director Baran bo Odar, written by Jantje Friese and produced by Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann, all of whom worked on the 2014 drama Who Am I (which premiered at TIFF in 2014).

Netflix has already signed on to co-produce originals in Italy (the crime drama Suburra) and Japan (the drama Hibana, based on Naoki Matayoshi’s novella of the same name).

Production

for Dark is expected to start sometime in 2016.

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