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Netflix's New Series Dark Looks Like the Scarier German Version of Stranger Things

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“A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers. Their search for a culprit unearths a small town’s sins and secrets.” No, it’s not the description of Stranger Things. It’s actually the plot of a new Netflix original series called Dark and while the two sound very similar, but that’s where the similarities end.

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Dark premieres this winter, presumably after Stranger Things season two, and it looks terrifying. Here’s the first teaser.

Where Stranger Things took the premise of a missing kid and went mysterious and nostalgic with it, it seems like Dark is going, well, dark. This has a genuine horror vibe to go along with the mystery and intrigue. I love that the trailer just looks like your basic missing person story but then hits you with that time travel reveal at the end. Who doesn’t love a good time travel story? Especially one that’s so freaking creepy.

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Since it’s entirely produced and filmed in Germany, we don’t know much about Dark yet. But consider it officially on our, and your, radar.

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Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo

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Executor Elassus

I remember reading a few years ago the CEO of HBO saying, “we need to become Netflix before Netflix becomes us.”

I don’t think things are looking too good for HBO, because the stuff I’ve seen coming from Netflix has been getting really good lately.

ETA after watching trailer: holy shit, this looks dope.