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‘Dark’ Co-Creator Hints at Season 3 Plans and Whether or Not Every Mystery Will Be Solved

‘Dark’ Co-Creator Hints at Season 3 Plans and Whether or Not Every Mystery Will Be Solved
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for Seasons 1 and 2 of “Dark.”]

When Jantje Friese and her partner Baran bo Odar created their German-language science fiction series “Dark” for Netflix, they had no idea that it would become an international hit.

“When we started with the show, obviously we weren’t sure whether we were going to get any audience because it’s just such an unusual narrative,” said Friese. “We weren’t 100 percent convinced that we would get people [away] from the second screen and actually take the time and investment to watch what’s going on. And also why would they like weird German-language things? In the development process we never thought of it as [just] a German show. We always approached it as a global show, but we never, never, never expected that kind of success.”

In the series, a boy goes missing in the small German town of Winden, and as the series unspools, viewers learn that secrets, time travel,
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‘Dark’: Here Are 8 Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed Amidst All Those Time Travel Shenanigans

‘Dark’: Here Are 8 Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed Amidst All Those Time Travel Shenanigans
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Dark” Season 2.]

Netflix’s sci-fi series “Dark” requires intense concentration to watch, and not just because viewers have to put down their phones to read the subtitles. Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, the German-language series packs in a dense story about the small town of Winden, whose residents harbor secrets spanning generations, including the abduction and murder of young boys. On top of that, frequent time travel makes it difficult to keep storylines, genealogy, and even concepts of spacetime straight.

Therefore, viewers could be forgiven for missing smaller details amidst all of this insanity. But just as the creators are fond of meticulous plotting, so too are they about including hidden meanings and jokes throughout the series. And yes, “Dark” is funny, even as everyone’s lives are at stake. Really, what’s funnier than finding out that your daughter is also your mother?!

Here are eight things you
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Netflix's 'Dark' Creators Preview Third and Final Season, Unveil Cast Additions

Netflix's 'Dark' Creators Preview Third and Final Season, Unveil Cast Additions
Netflix's spooky German drama Dark has begun production on its third and final season, with creators unveiling cast additions and promising a fitting end to the existential thriller about four estranged families and a time travel conspiracy that spans three generations.

“We will offer answers to the questions that our viewers have been asking and help untangle the story through time,” said Dark co-creators and showrunners Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, who originally conceived of the show as a trilogy. “It will be hard for us to walk away from those characters we have really grown fond ...
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‘Dark’: Season 2’s Insane Ending and All the Burning Questions Season 3 Needs to Answer

‘Dark’: Season 2’s Insane Ending and All the Burning Questions Season 3 Needs to Answer
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Dark” Season 2, including the finale. If you haven’t watched yet, you can read the non-spoilery review.]

The second season of “Dark” ends with far more questions than answers, but for the love of all that is unholy, some of those answers are completely and utterly bananas. Which is to say, they’re everything a “Dark” fan could ask for.

In the series, the town of Winden has been experiencing mysterious child abductions that turn out to be linked to an epic battle between good and evil. Teenager Jonas Kahnwald (Louis Hofmann) is at the center of the melee and travels back and forth through time in an attempt to save Winden and everyone he loves from an impending nuclear holocaust. As more and more Winden residents begin to also hop around through time, they’re shocked to learn just how connected they all are.

And yes, this is even crazier than Season 1’s shocker that the boy Mikkel (Daan Lennard Liebrenz), who goes missing in 2019, actually
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‘Dark’ Review: Season 2 Is Defiantly Bizarre, Twisty, and More Addictive Than Ever

‘Dark’ Review: Season 2 Is Defiantly Bizarre, Twisty, and More Addictive Than Ever
Dark” Season 2 is completely incomprehensible unless one has seen the first season. In fact, word to the wise: Go back and rewatch Season 1 now if you haven’t recently. This non-spoilery review will still be here when you get back. *Cue iconic ’80s Europop tune.*

Done? Wunderbar.

The German-language sci-fi series co-created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese returns with more time-travel paradoxes, murders, affairs, and surprise ancestors who may or may not create unforeseen incest scenarios. “Game of Thrones” really has nothing on “Dark.”

There’s no “previously on” or coddling for viewers who have returned to the tiny German town of Winden and the four families who are all connected through some unknown cosmic phenomenon. Instead, the gloves are off and the series jumps immediately into a new timeline that sets the creepy and murderous tone for this season.

The result feels like the show has jumped
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‘Dark’ Season 2 Trailer: This Netflix Mystery Looks Ready to Get Even More Bizarre

Whenever you find yourself face to face with a swirling orb of indeterminate matter, it’s probably a big problem. Such is the lesson in the latest look at “Dark,” the Netflix mystery series returning for Season 2 later this month.

The German series became one of the platform’s biggest international hits, sparking plenty of speculation and unpacking about what exactly is powering this timeline-warping look at a handful of families’ intertwined fates. This latest tease has added to the menacing hazmat suit looks, doubling down on the dense mythology that ran through the series first 10 chapters.

There has always been danger lurking around every corner on “Dark,” but it’s right at the point in this preview of Season 2 when an axe gets buried between someone’s shoulder blades that it seems happiness might not exactly be an option for many people within this ever-expanding story. (Shovels are never
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Dark Season 3 Confirmed For Final Season at Netflix

Kirsten Howard May 31, 2019

It's all gone according to plan: season three of Netflix's German hit Dark will be the last.

Hugely popular German sci-fi thriller series Dark will be back for season 2 on Netflix on June 21st, and ahead of its debut, the streaming service has released a brand new trailer for the second cycle, which confirms that the third season will be the conclusion of the series as a whole.

Dark's showrunner, Baran bo Odar, also revealed a peek at season 3's first episode script over on Instagram, describing it as "the final chapter":

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And it%u2018s official! We are working on Dark Season 3. It is the final cycle of this great journey. We always had three season in mind when we developed Dark and are happy to tell you that we will start shooting the third and final season in
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Dark: Season Three; Netflix Series Renewed for Final Season

Dark is getting the trilogy treatment. Co-creator Baran bo Odar recently announced Netflix has renewed the TV show for a third and final season.

The German-language series follows four families who discover secrets about themselves and their community through the use of a wormhole located beneath the local power plant. The cast includes Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese, Louis Hofman, Angela Winkler, Lisa Vicari, and Karoline Eichhorn.

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Dark: Season Two; Netflix Releases Video for Return of Mystery TV Series

"Everything is connected." Netflix just released the premiere date and a new preview for season two of Dark.

The German-language series follows four families who discover secrets about themselves and their community through the use of a wormhole located beneath the local power plant. The cast includes Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese, Louis Hofman, Angela Winkler, Lisa Vicari, and Karoline Eichhorn.

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‘Dark’ First Trailer: Season 2 Takes German Netflix Series Further Down the Rabbit Hole

‘Dark’ First Trailer: Season 2 Takes German Netflix Series Further Down the Rabbit Hole
For anyone who hasn’t yet caught up with the first season of “Dark,” Netflix’s German-language original series, it’s almost pointless to try to give a few sentences of plot summary here. If the teaser trailer below that the streaming service provided to accompany its release date announcement seems like a cacophony of multiple timelines and doomed family members and meticulously crafted evidence walls, that’s the world that Jonas (Louis Hofmann) finds himself plunged into by the first season’s end.

Now, series co-creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese have returned with another season of dense plotting, eerie interpersonal relationships, and a main character mainly trying to figure out how he ended up where (and when) he ended up. Dealing with threats that span generations, Jonas must unravel the history behind how tragic love stories and long-running feuds helped to create a world where a nuclear
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What This Year’s Canneseries Says About Current High-end Series

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What This Year’s Canneseries Says About Current High-end Series
Cannes — The 2nd Canneseries festival ended Wednesday. Variety asks what this year’s second edition says about the current state of high-end drama series production.

1.Comedy Ruled, And Won

The 2nd Canneseries had no competition title with the profile of “Killing Eve,” its standout last year. A world premiere screened out of competition as the last series in the whole festival, where it met with some thunderous applause, “Years & Years,” a BBC-Canal Plus-HBO production showrun by U.K. industry heavyweight Russell T. Davies, does have that stature, and the potential to be one of the major drama series of 2019.

The Canneseries Competition ran a wide gamut – from genre (“Outbreak”) to drama (“Bauhaus”), drama-thrillers (“The Twelve”), near future low-fi (“The Feed”), dramedies and comedies, Canneseries artistic director Albin Levi pointed out.

As far as its competition goes, the festival’s major achievement this year was its bet on
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'Perfect Life' wins top prize at Canneseries

Best performance prize goes to Reshef Levi from Nehama (Israel).

Spain’s Perfect Life (Déjate Llevar) was named best series on Wednesday evening (April 10) at the climax of Canneseries, the TV festival that runs concurrently with Miptv in the south of France.

Leticia Dolera created the series, one of several winners on the night honoured by the Cannes International Series Festival jury of president Baran bo Odar and jury members Miriam Leone, Emma Mackey, Rob and Kathryn Winnick.

The best performance prize went to Reshef Levi for Nehama (Israel), and the special performance prize was awarded to Leticia Dolera, Celia Freijeiro,
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'Perfect Life' wins best series at Canneseries

Best performance prize goes to Reshef Levi from Nehama (Israel).

Spain’s Perfect Life (Déjate Llevar) was named best series on Wednesday evening (10) at the climax of Canneseries, the TV festival that runs concurrently with Miptv in the south of France.

Leticia Dolera created the series, one of several winners on the night honoured by the Cannes International Series Festival jury of president Baran bo Odar and jury members Miriam Leone, Emma Mackey, Rob and Kathryn Winnick.

The best performance prize went to Reshef Levi for Nehama (Israel), and the special performance prize was awarded to Leticia Dolera, Celia Freijeiro,
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'Dark' Creator Baran bo Odar Talks Working With Netflix, Riding TV's "Golden Wave"

'Dark' Creator Baran bo Odar Talks Working With Netflix, Riding TV's
Dark creator Baran bo Odar said he pored over fan theories when creating the second season of the German time-travel show, before abandoning his efforts to please fans.

Speaking at CanneSeries where he's serving as president of the competition jury, Odar said: “We tried to listen to it and tried to create a season based on that, then we just realized this is never gonna work, you can't satisfy everyone and we threw everything away, literally.” He and co-creator Jantje Friese then approached it differently. “Let's pretend no one watched the show and what story ...
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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Diana Rigg Receives Variety Award at Canneseries

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Diana Rigg Receives Variety Award at Canneseries
Diana Rigg, who rose to stardom in “The Avengers” in the 60s and continues to attract admirers today in “Game of Thrones,” received the Variety Icon Award at Canneseries Friday.

The actress, who won a BAFTA for “Mother Love” and an Emmy for “Rebecca,” underscored the longevity of her career, and the progression of the series artform. “I date back to when the series were in black and white, and so I can tell you about how far series have come,” she told the audience at the Cannes Palais. “They are coming into their own because they are being recognized as a major cultural power in the world, and rightly so.”

Lindsey Morgan, the star of sci-fi drama “The 100,” received the festival’s Rising Star award. Morgan paid tribute to the potential of series to “inspire” and “empower.”

“Sharing someone’s story has the power to inspire and empower
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Canneseries 2019 reveals full line-up

Canneseries 2019 reveals full line-up
The line-up includes new TV projects from Hirokazu Kore-eda, Gurinder Chadha and Gregg Araki.

Canneseries, the annual TV festival running alongside the Miptv content market in Cannes, has unveiled the competition line-up for its second edition (April 5-10).

The first two epsidoes from 10 new international series will screen in the main competition.

Titles include Channing Powell’s London-set psychological thriller The Feed for Amazon and Liberty Global. David Thewlis stars in the dystopian tale as the inventor of a brain implant that allows people to share thoughts and emotions alongside Guy Burnet, Michelle Fairley and Nina Toussaint-White as his family members.
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Netflix and Amazon to Go Head to Head in Competition at Second Cannes TV Festival

Netflix movies may still be question mark in terms of being allowed in competition at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in May, but the streaming giant will be present at Cannes Series. The Cannes television festival will mark its second year next month with Netflix going up against rival Amazon in the competition section. The full lineup includes series from Israel, Norway, Spain, and Belgium.

Netflix’s competition entry is the German series “How to Sell Drugs Online Fast,” from writers Philipp Käßbohrer and Matthias Murmann. Amazon is heading to Cannes Series with “The Feed,” a London-set drama created by Channing Powell and based on the novel Nick Clark Windo. “The Feed” stars “Game of Thrones” favorite Michelle Fairley opposite David Thewlis in a story about a piece of technology that allows people to instantly share thoughts and emotions. The tech falls into the wrong hands and becomes a murderous weapon.
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Cannes Series Festival Lineup Includes Netflix, Amazon, Starz, AMC, ITV; Diana Rigg, Steven Knight Masterclasses

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Cannes Series has revealed the lineup, jury and masterclasses for its second edition, which takes place alongside the Mip TV market on the French Riviera.

Among ten series in competition at the TV festival are Netflix’s German show How To Sell Drugs Online and Amazon’s UK series The Feed with Michelle Fairley and David Thewlis. Out of competition shows include StarzNow Apocalypse and Russel T Davies’ Years And Years. Scroll down for the lineup in full.

The competition jury will be presided over by Dark show-runner Baran bo Odar with members comprising actor, director and author Stephen Fry (Gosford Park), actors Miriam Leone (Non Uccidere) and Emma Mackey (Sex Education), actor and director Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) and composer Rob (The Bureau). David Cross and Jude Law are among those with projects in the short form competition.

Among those set to give masterclasses will be Game Of Thrones
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CanneSeries Unveils Lineup, Stephen Fry to Serve on Jury

CanneSeries Unveils Lineup, Stephen Fry to Serve on Jury
Stephen Fry and Sex Education star Emma Mackey will serve on the jury of the second annual CanneSeries festival in France this year.

Dark creator Baran Bo Odar will serve as president, and Vikings star Katheryn Winnick and The Bureau composer Rob will round out the panel.

BBC One, HBO and CanalPlus' highly anticipated futuristic family drama Years & Years, from A Very English Scandal writer Russell T. Davies and starring Emma Thompson, will premiere in an out-of-competition slot where English-language series have their strongest showing.

Among them are AMC's vampire series NOS4A2 with Zachary Quinto and two Starz dramas, namely Gregg Araki's Now Apocalypse and ...
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Berlin: ‘Dark’ Creators Attend Studio Babelsberg Night

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Berlin: ‘Dark’ Creators Attend Studio Babelsberg Night
“Dark” creators Baran bo Odar (left) and Jantje Friese (right), “Berlin Station” actress Emilia Schuele and actor Nikolai Kinski, and Michael Mueller, Mayor of Berlin, were among the guests at the Studio Babelsberg Night Friday at Berlin’s Soho House. Hosting the event were Studio Babelsberg’s president and CEO, Charlie Woebcken, and its COO, Christoph Fisser. Canada Goose was event partner.

Speaking about Babelsberg’s year ahead, Fisser said: “We are in talks for several international and German productions, including feature films and high-end drama series, like the third season of Netflix’s ‘Dark.'”

He added: “We hope that Germany’s film production support system will continue to improve in order to meet the demands of a variety of productions.”

Other guests included actresses Franka Potente, Lea van Acken, Antje Traue, Claudia Michelsen, Iris Berben, Heike Makatsch, Nora von Waldstaetten, Christiane Paul and Jessica Schwarz.

The actors present included Mark Waschke,
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