The New 'Dark' Trailer Looks Like a German Horror Version of 'Stranger Things'
On Wednesday, Netflix released a trailer for its upcoming horror (and seemingly sci-fi?) series, Dark. It's in German, but it's creepy and it looks to be the streaming giant's followup to their hit Stranger Things.
The official summary sounds awfully familiar, but the similarities between Dark and Stranger Things seem to end there:
"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."
It is entirely filmed and produced in Germany, and takes place in a small town called Winden. Upon further research, it would appear that Winden is a real town in southwest Germany, also known as Winden im Elztal, also known as a small town that is very close to, you guessed it, the entrance of the world renowned Black Forest.
From the trailer, I think we can assume a couple of things. First, we will have a ton of forest scenery. Most of the trailer is set in the woods, with darkness and flashlights galore. Exciting things always happen in the forest (let alone the Black Forest) and it makes for great cinematography. Second, it leans more on the bizarre than even Stranger Things; the shot of the boy covered in what appears to be some kind of black grease precedes a flickering shot of a hotel hallway, before revealing a top down view of very many dead sheep.
Third, there will be aspects of time travel. As the trailer comes to a close, a faceless character declares, "The question isn't who killed the children…but when." It seems that mysterious circumstances have been going down every 33 years since 1953. From what little we have to go on right now, things are pointing to a time-traveling villain. But whether its time travel or the extra-dimensional Upside Down, Dark has our attention and it's clear things are going to get stranger.
Dark is set to be released in Winter 2017.