German brain twister Dark just dished out its season 3 and fans can’t stop gushing over it. Will there be a fourth instalment?
Great science-fiction shows with a dark undertone seem to be some sort of Netflix specialty. We saw it in Stranger Things, and now Dark has broken through to a global audience, who can’t stop spinning their heads around the multiple plot possibilities and the unthinkable twists. It is one of those very strange, mind-boggling, and unique shows that may enthrall and annoy you in equal measure.
- Dark: The Name Speaks For Itself
- Season 3 is the darkest yet!
- Dark season 4 is a dark possibility, but not impossible
The third season of the show released on Netflix recently and the streaming giant said they were wrapping it up in this instalment. But, while most of our questions were answered in season three, there came along new questions too, and fans are wondering if another season may be announced later to solve them all.
Dark: The name speaks for itself
It is the 21st century and the human race is at the paramount of innovation and advancement. There is very little that surprises us now, technologically speaking. The audience is thus, served with a content that paces itself in lightning momentum, and there seems to be a mix of too much of everything.
Dark, a German sci-fi thriller, follows the story of interconnected families in a little town called Winden in Germany over the period from 1890 to 2019. The story starts with the suicide of a character called Michael Kahnwald and the subsequent disappearance of a child, Mikkel Nielsen. Dark’s unique point is the time-traveling complexities, and at no point is the audience ever really clear on which character is who they really say they are.
Mikkel, who disappears in 2019, finds himself in the year 1986 and ends up taking the name Michael Kahnwald and marries Hannah. Their son Jonas embarks on a time-travelling spree to unearth the secrets that entertwine the two periods, only to find that his father is Mikkel, who had travelled back in time. The loop needs to repeat itself because for Mikkel Nielsen to exist, Michael needs to die, and thus, he kills himself. Different characters from different families seem to have a connection way deeper and twisted than fathomable to the mind. Season three finally answers the one question about the lead time-traveler Jonas- Where in the space-time conundrum is Jonas right now?
Season 3 of Dark is all grey
While not many shows can continue with the same level of quality and theme synthesis, Dark came loaded in season three. Netflix drooped the final eight episodes with plenty of twists, brain-freezing time-travel theories, and heart-breaking revelations. But, all the questions seem to come together into a logical answer.
In the finale, Jonas turns to Martha and says, “It’s a bit complicated to explain”, and this sums up the entire series. While the ending is too dense to explain, the takeaway from season 3 is the splinter of universes operating alternatively, accidently created by TG Tannhausin a third universe, who is trying to bring back his family who died in an accident.
So, Jonas and Martha go to the site of the original fracture which transports them back to the original world. They prevent the accident from happening and thus wipe their own universes from existing.
The beauty of the show exists in rewatching it and making sense of a lot of pointers we may have missed in the first two seasons, which had then looked quite confusing. It’s never really over. So, can it come back for another season?
Dark Season 4 is not impossible
Creator Baran Bo Oder confirmed that it is not Netflix’s but his own decision to end the show with season three. However, with a show that has so many turns and alternate universes opening up portals, the possibility of a comeback can’t be entirely ruled out.
Perhaps with another timeline in some other dimension, Dark will find its way back to Netflix and its audience, always ready for some time-travel and black-hole theories.
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