With a bulk of Netflix’s growth coming from outside the United States as of late, the streaming giant has been making an effort to work towards high-quality original content with an international appeal. In the case of the latest trailer for its creepy as hell original series hailing out of Germany, Dark, it looks like the company will be reaching audiences far beyond the borders of Deutschland:
With several audiences reactions likening the vibes from the trailer for Dark to Stranger Things, there’s no denying there are a few similarities between the two products. That said, a tale about a time-traveling child-killing serial killer terrorizing a small town almost feels like something Stephen King would write, except they went with time-travel over clown monster. Dark follows the tale of two missing children over a few decades and four German families who have their own issues as well. The series is set to come to Netflix December 1st and will consist of 10 hour-long episodes.
As for the minds behind Dark, the series is co-created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. This is not the first time the two have worked together as their techno-thriller film about a team of hackers, Who Am I, managed to gain some acclaim and awards within Germany. For those wondering just how “dark” and creepy Dark can be, this trailer may serve as a good indicator:
With so much hype currently surrounding Dark from audiences outside of Germany, one would imagine Netflix bigwigs will be watching the performance of this series very carefully. Americans can be slow to adapt foreign media, especially products that aren’t in English. If this series performs well in the States, it could encourage Netflix to take more chances on bigger budget international properties. That’s not to say they’ll stop if it gets overlooked, but if this series gets Stranger Things levels of acclaim, that will be very good news for international production companies.
All 10 episodes of Dark are expected to hit Netflix December 1st. That’s still a few weeks away, and there’s still plenty of great things hitting the streaming service in November that are worth checking out. Be sure to check out our list of things available to watch, or check out The Cord Cutter Podcast for some recommendations regarding what to watch this month. For more on fall programming universally, visit our fall premiere guide. For a look at what’s been canceled in 2017, head on over to this.