If you spent all weekend watching “Dark,” you probably have a few questions.Writer Jantje Friese and director Baran bo Odar are the creative engines behind “Dark,” the latest Netflix release to spawn a bevy of message board parsing and theory-fueled online chatter. It’s the kind of show where answering one question means raising a handful more, all the way up until Season 1’s final moments, where a young woman offers up Jonas (and the audience) a simple, menacing invitation to what patterns would dictate might be the year 2052: “Welcome to the future.”
So, what will come after that season-closing literal knockout?
In an interview with IndieWire, Friese and Odar explained that any plans for the show going forward will have their roots in how the pair navigated the labyrinth of Season 1. (Hint: it involved a lot of Post-It notes.)
Dark is visually, conceptually, and thematically just that, establishing a bleak tone that reflects the characters and the show's conflicts while manipulating time to tell the story in a way that makes the show addictive to watch. While it was inevitable that comparisons to Strangers Things would arise, Dark exerts its own identity over the course of 10 ambitious episodes, but fans will have to wait for word on whether there will be a season two. Netflix has yet to announce plans for a second season, but that hasn't stopped fans from taking to Twitter to all but demand another installment of the creepy series.