Baran Bo Odar will direct ten-part drama Dark.


VOD giant Netflix has ordered its first German original series, Dark, which will follow the fractured relationships among four families after the disappearance of two children.

Who Am I director Baran Bo Odar will direct the show, which comes from Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann of German outfit Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion, the producers of Oscar-winning drama The Lives Of Others.

The series will consist of ten one hour-long episodes and will debut exclusively on Netflix in 2017.

Director Odar commented: “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.”

Erik Barmack, Vice President International Originals at Netflix, added: “Dark is an incredible German story that will appeal to a global audience.”net