Dark's Creators Tell Fans They're Hoping to Unravel That Time Travel Mess in Season 3

Dark season two got even more complicated.
Dark season two got even more complicated.
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I’ve been really enjoying Netflix’s Dark, even if I forgot who was who between seasons one and two. But thankfully the enjoyable confusion will carry on for one more season, and the creators hope they’ll be able to explain things to your satisfaction.

The Hollywood Reporter talked to showrunners Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar about the third and final season of the German sci-fi series that features several characters in different time periods and yes, a lot of time travel.

“We will offer answers to the questions that our viewers have been asking and help untangle the story through time,” they said. Netflix’s Kelly Luegenbiehl added, “We are literally going full circle with our first German original series and cannot wait for Jantje and Bo to fulfill their vision and reveal the final secrets to the audiences and fans around the globe that have embraced Dark from the start.”

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No spoilers but if you watched all of season two you’ll know things got even more complicated at the end. I am really looking forward to seeing where the show goes next as the creators said they always planned it as a trilogy series. They teased, “the beginning is the end, and the end is the beginning.” After Dark wraps up, Friese and Odar will begin work on 1899. While details are light, from the sound of things, it could be another genre project.

And as if the cast of characters wasn’t already big enough, THR notes they’ll be adding a few more for season three: Barbara Nüsse, Hans Diehl, Jakob Diehl, Nina Kronjager, Sammy Scheuritzel, and Axel Werner.

The third and final season of Dark is shooting now and will consist of eight episodes. Here’s hoping I’ve completed my tangled diagram of who is who and in what time period by the time it premieres.

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DISCUSSION

I loved this show. It goes from “small town drama with a side of sci-fi” to “absolutely batshit” and somehow manages to never jump the shark. A few things in S2 raised my eyebrows, but knowing they have a definite endpoint makes me feel comfortable that there is a plan and everything will be resolved, and they’re not just throwing SURPRISE PLOT TWISTS at the wall like wet pasta to see what sticks.

I watched S1 twice, reviewed the wiki before S2 came out, and still had to backtrack a couple times to make a connection. There are some serious mind-benders happening, not just with the people.

And it is absolutely essential to watch it with subtitles if you don’t speak German, because the English overdub ist grauenhaft.