Missing Stranger Things? This dark new Netflix show should sort you out

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There’s a new supernatural thriller in town, and it should keep Stranger Things fans happy.

Missing Eleven and co? We don’t blame you – especially if you’re one of those who binge-watched Stranger Things 2 the day of release, enjoying one huge, delicious hit of disturbing sci-fi before finding yourself dumped in shell-shocked silence back on the sofa, bereft and square-eyed, surrounded by empty crisp packets (just us?).

But Netflix has your back, fans of supernatural horrors with an Eighties twist, as a new series promises to be just as gripping.

Dark will premiere on the streaming service 1 December, the first Netflix original made in Germany.

And the trailer looks pretty haunting.

The premise seems to involve some kind of time travel; the clip opens with the words, “Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are not consecutive. They are connected in a never-ending circle.”

Revealing how a 15-year-old boy disappeared in “mysterious circumstances”, viewers learn a second child has now gone missing, leaving not a trace “as if he vanished into thin air”.

But, says one character, “everything is just like it was 33 years ago” (so hello, the Eighties).

There’s definitely some murder, some strangeness, a load of kids roaming the woods and a rather creepy scene showing an electric chair in a child’s bedroom.

It’s a 10-part series, so it should keep all Stranger Things fans somewhat sated for at least, ooh, 10 hours?

Dark definitely looks, well, darker than the Duffer brothers’ sci-fi hit, and should provide something of an antidote to the more festive films saturating our TVs this time of year.

Netflix describes it as a “family saga with a supernatural twist, is set in a German town in present day, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families”.


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Amy Swales

Amy Swales is a freelance writer who likes to eat, drink and talk about her dog. She will continue to plunder her own life and the lives of her loved ones for material in the name of comedy, catharsis and getting pictures of her dog on the internet.