Available on Netflix
The first German original series produced for Netflix, DARK is a dramatic, supernatural mystery about some missing children and a town's dark history. It's 2019, and teenager Jonas (Louis Hofmann) has returned after spending some time in a mental hospital to help him cope with his father's suicide. Now back in his small town of Winden, which is known for being near a problematic nuclear power plant, he learns that his classmate Erik has been missing for almost two weeks. Meanwhile, his mother (Maja Schöne) is having an affair with the police chief, Ulrich Nielsen (Oliver Masucci). But when Jonas and his friends decide to search in the woods for something that Erik may have left behind, Chief Nielsen's son Mikkel (Daan Lennard Liebrenz) also disappears. As investigator Charlotte Doppler (Karoline Eichhorn) works the investigation, strangers and corpses begin appearing around town, and odd phenomena continue to occur. Meanwhile, Winden's older residents begin sensing that history is repeating itself. As the community wrestles with what's happening, secrets are uncovered, and how four families are connected to the crimes and to each other is slowly revealed.