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Defying the strident exhortations of Bono, Spider-Man, and a series of variously imperiled stunt performers, Netflix is refusing to turn off the Dark. Instead, Variety reports that the streamer has ordered a second season of the grim German drama, which centers on a pair of missing children in a small German town, and the ensuing family strife that breaks out around them.

The series—created by Baran Bo Odar and Jantje Friese—has been a success for Netflix; the company, as usual, didn’t talk specific numbers, but said that the subtitled showis one of its most successful foreign language series to date. The company also deflected the show’s surface similarities to its breakout hit Stranger Things, with an executive stating that, “When we first heard about Dark, we realized very early on that we hadn’t seen anything like this show before—in Germany or anywhere else in the world.”


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