Posted Thu Feb 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The streaming service is developing its first German original series.
Netflix has announced the newest addition to its lineup of original shows. The upcoming series, 'Dark,' will be the streaming platform's first German production. The show is set to be directed by Baran bo Odar and written by Jantje Friese.
"Dark is an incredible German story that will appeal to a global audience." said Erik Barmack, Vice President International Originals at Netflix. "Bo and Jantje are creative talents that have developed great projects in both Berlin and Hollywood, and we are thrilled to be working with them on our first original series entirely authored, shot and produced in Germany."
'Dark' 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 supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.
Director Baran bo Odar's last feature film, 'Who am I - No System is safe,' premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014. The movie went on to become a box office success in Germany and won three German Movie Awards and the Bambi for "Best German Film." His upcoming film, 'Sleepless Night,' is set for release this year and will star Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, and Jamie Foxx.
"We're very excited to shoot the first Netflix original series, made in Germany. To be part of the family that brought amazing shows like House of Cards and Bloodline to its audience is a huge honor." said Odar. "As Dark will be an ensemble mystery series, I especially look forward to discovering and working with new German talent. This will be a fantastic ride and I can’t wait to get started."
Production on 'Dark' is expected to begin in 2016 and the show is set to premiere globally on Netflix in 2017. A current Netflix subscription starts at $10 for HD streaming and $12 for Ultra HD streaming.
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