Season 2 is the second chapter of the German science fiction thriller Dark. Netflix renewed the series for a second season on December 20, 2017. Filming started on June 25, 2018 in Berlin and surrounding areas, and was released on June 21, 2019. Unlike the first season, there are only eight episodes, instead of ten.
Cast[edit | edit source]
Main Cast[edit | edit source]
- Louis Hofmann as Jonas Kahnwald
- Maja Schöne as Hannah Kahnwald
- Jördis Triebel as Katharina Nielsen
- Karoline Eichhorn as Charlotte Doppler
- Deborah Kaufmann as Regina Tiedemann
- Lisa Vicari as Martha Nielsen
- Moritz Jahn as Magnus Nielsen
- Paul Lux as Bartosz Tiedemann
- Gina Alice Stiebitz as Franziska Doppler
- Carlotta von Falkenhayn as Elisabeth Doppler
- Julika Jenkins as Claudia Tiedemann (1987)
- Christian Pätzold as Egon Tiedemann (1987)
- Stephan Kampwirth as Peter Doppler
- Peter Benedict as Aleksander Tiedemann
- Oliver Masucci as Ulrich Nielsen
- Daan Lennard Liebrenz as Mikkel Nielsen
- Andreas Pietschmann as The Stranger
- Mark Waschke as Noah
- Dietrich Hollinderbäumer as Adam
- Lisa Kreuzer as Claudia Tiedemann
Recurring and Guest Cast[edit | edit source]
- Sylvester Groth as Clausen
- Anne Ratte-Polle as Ines Kahnwald (1987)
- Lydia Makrides as Regina Tiedemann (1987)
- Peter Schneider as Helge Doppler (1987)
- Tom Philipp as Helge Doppler (1954)
- Cordelia Wege as Greta Doppler (1954)
- Sebastian Hülk as Egon Tiedemann (1954)
- Antje Traue as Agnes Nielsen (1954)
- Sandra Borgmann as Elisabeth Doppler (2053)
- Lea van Acken as Silja Tiedemann (2053)
- Max Schimmelpfennig as Noah (1921)
- Winfried Glatzeder as Ulrich Nielsen (1987 (time-travel))
- Carina Weise as Franziska Doppler (2053)
- Wolfram Koch as Magnus Nielsen (2053)
- Christian Steyer as H.G. Tannhaus (1987)
- Tatja Seibt as Jana Nielsen
- Walter Kreye as Tronte Nielsen
- Sebastian Rudolph as Michael Kahnwald
- Nele Trebs as Katharina Nielsen (1987)
- Ella Lee as Hannah Kahnwald (1987)
- Luise Heyer as Doris Tiedemann (1954)
- Arnd Klawitter as H.G. Tannhaus (1954)
- Florian Panzner as Daniel Kahnwald (1954)
- Michael Mendl as Bernd Doppler (1987)
- Béla Gabor Lenz as Aleksander Tiedemann (1987)
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|1||"Beginnings and Endings"|
|5||"Lost and Found"|
|6||"An Endless Cycle"|
|7||"The White Devil"|
|8||"Endings and Beginnings"|
Production[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
Dark was renewed for a second season on December 20, 2017, a mere 19 days after the release of the first season, after becoming "one of the most-watched entirely non-English shows on Netflix." Showrunners Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese stated: "To know that we will now embark on our next journey is, for us showrunners, a dream come true. And our fans can be sure that we have plenty of surprises in store for the second season of DARK."
Development[edit | edit source]
Writing for the season started in January 2018. Following the first season's success, Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese wanted to please the fans and initially "pored over fan theories" to make a season based on the fans' wishes. However, they decided it would not work and threw everything away before starting with a clean slate and new approach: "Let's pretend no one watched the show and what story do we want to tell? And then we went there and now never really think of the audience."
In February, they started scouting locations.
Filming[edit | edit source]
Principal photography started on Monday, June 25. Filming took place in Berlin and the surrounding area.
Filming wrapped up in late November 2018, after a total of 92 shooting days and 48 second unit days. Following the wrap, they went straight into editing.
Post-production[edit | edit source]
Post-production was completed near the end of April.
RISE VFX's Munich department did the visual effects for the series.
Release[edit | edit source]
As Season 1 was released in December 2017, fans waited a long time and heavily anticipated the release of the follow up. No official word of the release date was released for some time, although Oliver Massuchi answered a fan on Instagram that it would be released "about June 2019."
Commenting on the fans' pressure to deliver another season, creator Baran bo Odar said: "It's great that our fans are demanding the second season, [but] sorry guys, we can't just put it out there. You have to edit it, mix it, color grade it, there are processes and the audience doesn't care when they binge-watch a show. They think in four weeks you should get the next season."
A trailer was released on April 26, announcing the season's release date of June 21, 2019.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The release date, June 21, 2019, is the same day that Michael Kahnwald hanged himself in the show.
- The trailer with the date announcement was released on April 26 — 33 years to the day after the day the Chernobyl disaster occurred.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Netflix renews German original series DARK for a second season" Netflix Media Center. December 20, 2017.
- "'Dark' Creator Baran bo Odar Talks Working With Netflix, Riding TV's "Golden Wave"" The Hollywood Reporter. April 10, 2019.
- "Netflix-Serie "Dark": Drehstart für zweite Staffel in Berlin" Berliner Morgenpost. June 25, 2018.
- "That‘s a wrap!!! We finished shooting Dark Season 2." Baran bo Odar (@baranboodar) on Instagram. November 29, 2018.
- "Baran Bo Odar: "Los seguidores de "Dark" pueden ser muy malos"" Telemetro (FR). April 14, 2019.
- "DARK | Season 2 Announcement | Netflix" Netflix on Facebook Watch.
- "Dark Season 2 | Date Announcement | Netflix" Netflix on Youtube.