'Dark' season 2 trailer shows us Jonas on a quest to find Winden's missing children as the apocalypse comes closer
The release of Netflix's German series 'Dark' trailer for its second season shows the sinister cycle still in motion. Will Winden find its missing children?
The question isn't 'where' is Mikkel, the question is 'when' is Mikkel.
At the end of the first season, we were left with a plethora of unanswered questions and this one - 'when is Mikkel?'
In February 2016, Netflix approved the German series 'Dark' for a first season consisting of 10 one-hour long episodes. The series is the first German-language Netflix original series. It follows a trend of internationally produced Netflix series, which included 'Club de Cuervos' in Mexican in 2015, the Brazilian series '3%' in 2016, and 'Suburra: Blood on Rome' in Italian in 2017.
'Dark' was one of Netflix's best decisions - in no time, the show became a quick favorite of audiences and critics alike. When children start disappearing from the fictional German town of Winden, four families discover that they are, strangely, at the heart of the mystery - they are eerily interconnected and may even hold the key to why only certain kids go missing. The story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.
Going by the trailer for the second season, we might get some of these answers, along with important details about the cave that lurks underneath the local nuclear power plant - which also seems to hide a wormhole for time travel.
The official synopsis to the second season of 'Dark' is: Jonas finds himself trapped in the future and desperately tries to return to 2020. Meanwhile, his friends Martha, Magnus and Franziska are trying to uncover how Bartosz' is involved in the mysterious incidents occurring in their small hometown of Winden. More and more people are drawn into the events orchestrated by an obscure figure who seemingly controls everything that is connected throughout different time zones.
The first season began with the suicide of Michael Kahnwald, Jonas' father. Played by Louis Hofmann, Jonas desperately tries to unravel the mystery behind his father's suicide. But he is swallowed in another connected mystery - where are the missing kids?
It also shows us Mark Waschke play the role of the evil priest Noah, who kidnaps boys, straps them to an electric chair, that also happens to be his personal time machine. He then transports the kidnapped children to different decades. But here is the catch - because Noah's machine isn't what you could say fool-proof, it ends up killing each boy as they are transported through a wormhole into another year. As Noah continues his quest for answers about 'when' exactly is Mikkel instead of 'where', the mystery keeps getting convoluted. His attempts are to bring about an apocalypse while others busy themselves with Winden's missing children.
Season 2 will also seek to answer an important question for fans: Are the characters stuck in a time loop?
The chilling trailer to the series shows Jonas on his quest for answers about how he's suddenly been thrown into the future - in the year 2052. And it looks like the apocalypse is right around the corner. Season two will also show characters racing against time itself to conquer time travel. Creator Baran bo Odar shared an insight into Jonas' character arc on the second season with a chilling clip that he shared on Instagram.
Netflix first made the announcement of the second season with a rather cryptic video that had us stuck in its ever-convoluted plotline. The official trailer, however, is a lot less cryptic and does confirm on major point - that there will be three 'cycles' to the story of Winden and its families.
The second season of 'Dark' is set to premiere on Netflix on June 21, 2019.
It is also now revealed that the German series is a trilogy with the show's creator Odar taking to Instagram to announce that the crew has already started filming for the third season. The mystery is dark and convoluted. And while we're pretty certain that the second season is going pull us deeper into a bottomless pit, we will get all our answers by the end of the third season.
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