If you love shows like ‘Stranger Things’, then ‘Dark’ is right up your alley. This sci-fi thriller is the first German-language show produced by Netflix. Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, the show is set in a small town in which the lives of four families become difficult after children start disappearing. Odar, who also serves as the executive producer of the show, is one of the best directors in German cinema, known for ‘Who Am I- No System is Safe’. Friese has previously worked with Odar on the same film and also produced ‘The Last Silence’, alongside him. She also serves as one of the executive producers, along with, Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann and Justyna Müsch.
Dark Cast: Who’s in It?
Mainly, ‘Dark’ follows the stories of four families. Each family comes with its own set of ancestors, who become the subject of another plotline. The branching out in time and space leads the show to employ the talents of a wide cast. Following are the major characters, and the actors who play them:
One of the leads of the show is Jonas Kahnwald. He is a troubled teenager who is handling grief along with the other emotional disturbances that come with the hassle of being a teenager. The character is portrayed by Louis Hofmann. This young actor is known for his roles in the German film, ‘Tom Sawyer’, and the Danish film, ‘Land of Mine’. He has also appeared in ‘The White Crow’, ‘Alone in Berlin’, ‘Sanctuary’, and had a recurring role in Amazon Studios’ ‘You Are Wanted’.
Sebastian Rudolph plays the role of Jonas’ father, Michael. Rudolph is known for his roles in various films and TV series like ‘Happy Holiday’, ‘The English Patient’, ‘Stalingrad’, ‘Death of a Carrier Pigeon’ and ‘Four Kings’. The other version of the character is played by Dan Lennard Liebrenz.
Lisa Vicari plays the role of Martha Nielsen. Her other appearances include names like ‘Luna’, ‘One Time Please’, ‘The Boss’, ‘Doctor Game’ and ‘One Like Bruno’. Moritz Jahn plays the role of her brother, Magnus. He is best known for his main role in a German children’s show and appeared in a couple of other films and TV shows before nabbing a role in ‘Dark’. Oliver Masucci plays the role of their father, Ulrich, who is a police officer and investigates the strange disappearances across town. Masucci is known for his role in films like ‘Look Who’s Back’, ‘Tatort’, ‘Four Blocks’ and ‘Never Look Away’. Ludger Bökelmann plays another version of Ulrich. Jördis Triebel plays the role of Katherina, Ulrich’s wife, who is the high-school principal.
Franziska Doppler is another teenager who becomes involved in the mystery surrounding her town. She is played by Gina Stiebitz. Stephen Kampwirth (‘Der Kriminalist’, ‘Who Am I’, ‘Wolfsburg’, ‘Beyond Silence’, ‘23’) plays the role of her father, Peter Doppler, who also serves as Jonas’ psychologist. Karoline Eichhorn (‘Der Kriminalist’, ‘In the Shadows’, ‘The Silence’) plays the role of his wife, Charlotte Doppler, who serves as the chief of police in Winden. Stephanie Amarell plays her younger version.