‘Dark’ Season 3 scheduled to release in 2020, Dark is a thriller web TV series that is German. It is created Jantje Friese and by Baran bo Odar. Dark is your Netflix original TV series. It released in the year 2017. It obtained mostly positive reviews, though it was originally compared to Stranger Things.
The series is set in a town in Germany. The series follows the aftermath of a child’s disappearance, which had exposed the secrets of, and motives and connections amongst four families that are estranged. They unravel. The series’ principal theme is its effect on nature and the consequences of time.
Will there a Dark Season 3 of Dark?
A couple of weeks before the Season 2 premiere in May 2019, Dark showrunner Baran bo Odar declared the third and final season of the series was greenlit. He wrote, “It’s official! We’re working on Dark Season 3. It is this journey’s last cycle. We always had three season [sic] in mind once we developed Dark.”
It may be unfortunate the revolutionary show is currently coming to a conclusion, however since the time cycles on the show come in threes, it makes sense that Dark will wind up with a third instalment.
When will Dark Season 3 be released?
When Odar declared the series will be back, he also shared that it is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2020. It is hard to say when Season 3 will arrive — Season 1 debuted in December 2017 and Season 2 dropped a year-and-a-half afterwards, on June 21, 2019 — but filming wrapped at mid-December 2019, thus a summertime 2020 release appears to be likely.
It’s also no coincidence that Season 2 was released on June 21, the day Michael (a.k.a. Mikkel) murdered himself, launching the chain of events in Season 1. So, when you consider that bit of advice, Netflix might launch the episodes on June 27, 2020, the day of the last cycle and the apocalypse, though that’s a Saturday. A safer bet is on Friday. Mark your calendars (in erasable ink)!
Who in the cast will return in Season 3?
The Hollywood Reporter reported in June that lots of the series regulars will return for Season 3. Including Mark Waschke as Noah, Jordis Triebel as Katharina, Lisa Vicari as Martha, Louis Hofmann as adolescent Jonas, Andreas Pietschmann as elderly Jonas, and Lea van Acken as the woman from the future. Place to join the cast are Barbara Nusse, Nina Kronjager, Jakob Diehl, Hans Diehl, Sammy Scheuritzel, and Axel Werner.
Showrunner Baran bo Odar is with filming details forthcoming. We can glean out of his routine Instagram posts that we will be seeing more of adolescent Magnus (Moritz Jahn), older Elisabeth (Sandra Borgmann), young Elisabeth (Carlotta von Falkenhayn), Adam (a.k.a. oldest Jonas, played by Dietrich Hollinderbäumer), Wöller (Leopold Hornung), youthful Katharina (Nele Trebs), Ulrich Nielsen (Oliver Masucci), old Ulrich (Winfried Glatzeder), Franziska Doppler (Gina Stiebitz), young Egon Tiedemann (Sebastian Hülk), Doris Tiedemann (Luise Heyer), Bartosz (Paul Lux), Hannah (Maja Schöne), middle-aged Claudia Tiedemann (Julika Jenkins), young Noah (Max Schimmelpfennig), and Charlotte (Karoline Eichhorn).
Beyond that, it is probably safe to assume that we will see more of Peter Doppler (Stephan Kampwirth) and Regina Tiedemann (Deborah Kaufmann), provided that they were safe in the bunker once the apocalypse hit. We can expect to see Aleksander Tiedemann (Peter Benedict) and Inspector Clausen (Sylvester Groth) in Season 3, especially since the connection between the two and Clausen’s missing brother hasn’t been fully explained.
What’ll Season 3 be about?
Dark is the sort of show that tends to give you a hassle if you start theorizing about it. There are rules to the time travelling on the series: Everything is a cycle and the last can not be altered, and there is a whole lot of incest and perplexing family relations, like the sin which Elisabeth and Charlotte are each other’s moms (???). But if you’ve galaxy-brained before your brain explodes, or you are so confounded from the Season 2 end that you have given up trying to predict what is next — everything will serve a purpose in Season 3.
In an interview with IndieWire, showrunner Jantje Friese said, “The basic idea of Season 3 was something that we had when we began. There are a lot of things in Season 1 agreeing to Season 3. We also really thought about placing some of the things that in Season 3 into Season two, but decided to move it backward. So basically now everything that is left only drops into Season 3”
It’s a very vague response bound to inspire more questions, as Dark will perform, but it’s possible that Friese may be referring to the Season 2 finale reveal of multiple dimensions. Though Martha was murdered by Adam in the finale, one of the last shots of this episode indicates an alternate version of her arriving and telling Jonas, “I’m not who you think I am,” and if asked what time she’s from, she states, “The question is not from what time, but from what world,” before she takes him… somewhere.
We understand some kind of alternate realities exist, we need to understand 1) Where the hell Jonas proceeded, and 2) These other dimensions fit in the plot in general. Can their presence set track with the cycles? Whatever the case, they’re going to be important.
It’s also now clear that the true villain on the series is Adam, who’s Jonas himself (obviously, because why wouldn’t he be?). While he intended to reverse time by setting off the apocalypse, we have to wait and see how he arrived at the world-shattering passion project of his own, how he became so weathered and hardened (he did just kill the love of his life), also when Jonas, in this dimension or another, could somehow prevent him.