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A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.
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Series cast summary:
Karoline Eichhorn ...  Charlotte Doppler 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Louis Hofmann ...  Jonas Kahnwald 15 episodes, 2017-2019
Jördis Triebel ...  Katharina Nielsen 15 episodes, 2017-2019
Maja Schöne ...  Hannah Kahnwald 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Stephan Kampwirth ...  Peter Doppler 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Tamar Pelzig ...  Doris / ... 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Oliver Masucci ...  Ulrich Nielsen 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Andreas Pietschmann ...  The Stranger 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Moritz Jahn ...  Magnus Nielsen 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Peter Benedict Peter Benedict ...  Aleksander Tiedemann 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Deborah Kaufmann ...  Regina Tiedemann 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Christian Hutcherson ...  Magnus Nielson / ... 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Lisa Vicari ...  Martha Nielsen 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Paul Lux ...  Bartosz Tiedemann 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Gina Stiebitz ...  Franziska Doppler 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Will Beinbrink ...  The Stranger 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Daan Lennard Liebrenz ...  Mikkel Nielsen 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Mark Waschke ...  Noah 10 episodes, 2017-2019
Carlotta von Falkenhayn ...  Elisabeth Doppler 10 episodes, 2017-2020
Leopold Hornung ...  Torben Wöller / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2019
Julika Jenkins Julika Jenkins ...  Claudia Tiedemann 1987 / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Christian Pätzold ...  Egon Tiedemann 1986 / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Anne Ratte-Polle ...  Ines Kahnwald 1986 / ... 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Tatja Seibt ...  Jana Nielsen 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Shani Atias ...  Hannah Kahnwald 8 episodes, 2017
Lydia Makrides Lydia Makrides ...  Regina Tiedemann 1986 / ... 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Lisa Kreuzer ...  Claudia Tiedemann 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Walter Kreye ...  Tronte Nielsen 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Dietrich Hollinderbäumer ...  Adam 7 episodes, 2019
Christian Steyer ...  H.G. Tannhaus 1986 / ... 7 episodes, 2017-2019


The first German production from the world's leading Internet TV Network is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten hour-long episodes, the story takes on a surprising twist that ties back to the same town in 1986. Written by Wiedemann & Berg Television

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Germany | USA



Release Date:

1 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Production Co:

Netflix, W&B Television See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ahead of the season 2 release in June 2019 the show was renewed for a third (and final) season by Netflix. See more »


When characters use telephones throughout the series, the typical American "warbling" ringing tone is heard instead of the German "beeping" ring. Also, when speed-dialing is used, the touch-tones are heard in rapid sequence as in America; phones in Germany don't do this. See more »


Performed by Agnes Obel
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The bar is raised to a whole new level
22 June 2019 | by Br4ve-trave1orSee all my reviews

Two years ago when this show debuted, I was absolutely captivated and found season one incredibly intoxicating and compelling. Many shows try to capture this series theme, but many fail to execute it as well as Dark does.

I believe Dark does it so well because the characters are so emotionally grounded. The writer's didn't overlook the shows characters and have special places for each one.

For those like me that love the concept of time travel and paradoxes, this show is like a stimulant to the brain and tickles your mind. It's mental munchies and also serves as mental foreplay.

Season 2 finally scratches that itch at the roof of your mouth that for so long, your tongue couldn't quite reach.

This season proves that the writer's know exactly what their doing. The way this show deals with the "time-travel paradox" is utterly flawless. I realize how hard it is to get it right and not have so many plot holes and terrible plot devices and that's why I appreciate this show so much.

Dark is on another level than anything I've ever seen before!

This series is a masterpiece, there's no doubt about it. It provides an incredible reward for viewers that love celebral shows that refuse spoon feeding the audience and also satisfies the viewer by addressing the questions you have by answering them, and then raising many more with twist after twist, reveal after reveal.

I now fear I will fall into the inevitable show hole because really, where is there to go from here; devouring this exceptional series. It raises the standard of quality among TV and sits amongst the top.

I'm in love with the storytelling and how it engages us to think about all the connections and guess what's what, and even if you may predict something, the show then blows your mind.

I applaud the writers of this series for not only getting this theme so right, but imo, also perfecting it and upping the ante for shows to come. I only hope this show serves as inspiration for creators.

After season 2, Dark has officially become one of my favorite shows and bravo to Germany for producing this groundbreaking hit.

Those that have doubts that it will not live up to the quality of season 1, fear not! The second season has a faster pace and expands on what's so very intriguing. That's what this show does so well: it's intriguing as ever to the very end!

After witnessing how well the writers deal with every loose thread this season, I have great confidence that they will meet, my now, high expectations with the third and final season and tie it up nicely for fans satisfaction.


2019 has produced truly great shows and Dark is amongst the top.

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