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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:
Louis Hofmann ...  Jonas Kahnwald 23 episodes, 2017-2020
Karoline Eichhorn ...  Charlotte Doppler / ... 22 episodes, 2017-2020
Lisa Vicari ...  Martha Nielsen 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Maja Schöne ...  Hannah Kahnwald / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Stephan Kampwirth ...  Peter Doppler / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Jördis Triebel ...  Katharina Nielsen / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Andreas Pietschmann ...  The Stranger / ... 19 episodes, 2017-2020
Paul Lux ...  Bartosz Tiedemann / ... 18 episodes, 2017-2020
Moritz Jahn ...  Magnus Nielsen / ... 18 episodes, 2017-2020
Christian Hutcherson ...  Magnus Nielson / ... 18 episodes, 2017-2020
Oliver Masucci ...  Ulrich Nielsen / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2020
Peter Benedict Peter Benedict ...  Aleksander Tiedemann / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2020
Gina Stiebitz ...  Franziska Doppler / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2020
Deborah Kaufmann ...  Regina Tiedemann / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Daan Lennard Liebrenz ...  Mikkel Nielsen 14 episodes, 2017-2020
Julika Jenkins ...  Claudia Tiedemann 1987 / ... 14 episodes, 2017-2020
Carlotta von Falkenhayn ...  Elisabeth Doppler / ... 14 episodes, 2017-2020
Tamar Pelzig ...  Doris / ... 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Dietrich Hollinderbäumer ...  Adam 13 episodes, 2019-2020
Mark Waschke ...  Noah / ... 13 episodes, 2017-2020
Leopold Hornung ...  Torben Wöller / ... 13 episodes, 2017-2020
Christian Pätzold ...  Egon Tiedemann 1986 / ... 12 episodes, 2017-2020
Will Beinbrink ...  The Stranger 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Hermann Beyer Hermann Beyer ...  Helge Doppler / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2020
Christian Steyer ...  H.G. Tannhaus 1986 / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2020


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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The haunting intro song named 'Goodbye' is from the German musician Apparat. This song has been used for various movie trailers and TV shows. One of the most noteworthy uses of this music is in the background to a climatic scene in the end of Season 4 of Breaking Bad. The episode was called 'Face Off'. See more »


The nuclear power plant is apparently located in landlocked, open countryside. There does not even seem to be a small stream or brook nearby. That is not possible. Commercial nuclear power plants have water-cooled reactors and need to sit on a riverbank or on the sea shore for a reliable supply of ample cooling water. See more »


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Written by Emelie Molin and Victoria Skoglund
Performed by Mire Kay
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Not so much "Stranger Things". more "Twin Peaks".
9 December 2017 | by shaunvanhaelewijnSee all my reviews

It's easy to recognize the parallels between "Stranger Things" and "Dark". Sure there are some: the disappearance of a little boy, 80's influences, dark soundtracks. But in many ways it does the opposite of what "Stranger Things" does. It doesn't work with likable characters. Nostalgia is not something you will find here. It's just a deep dark show, which has much to offer to people who love psychological horror, without the gory parts. This show is not for everyone. I think the best comparison to make is with "Twin Peaks". A show that leaves you behind every episode with a big what-the-f*ck feeling. The constant eerie feeling, as if someone is constantly playing with your thoughts. My god the creators do everything so right. It has been a long time since I have seen something so original, and executed so well.

I'm pretty sure this show will live up, and will be right there between the greatest cult classics.

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Release Date:

1 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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Netflix, W&B Television See more »
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos



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2.00 : 1
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