“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.
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.
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.