‘Dark’ season 3 returns to Netflix, storyline still uncertain

The German sci-fi thriller, Dark, is confirmed to return for its third and final season. However, a cryptic message on Instagram teases Netflix release date.

When Dark season 1 initially dropped on Netflix, the series became an instant hit. Viewers were theorizing on the release date of the next installment. However, the showrunners have kept their silence throughout the three seasons.

Dark seasons 1 and 2 left the fans with cliffhanger moments and even compared the German sci-fi to its equally weird counterpart, Stranger Things. Some fans even say that Dark is weirder and darker than Stranger Things.

Dark season 3′ cryptic Instagram message

On May 22, the official Instagram account of Dark posted a cryptic message that has fans asking for the release date.  The message is seemingly teasing the fans of the upcoming release of the series.

The message reads as “The end is the beginning,” with a caption “Dark. The final season. Everything is different, yet the same.” When a fan asked, “WHEN PLEASE”, the official account replied with, “Tick Tock.”

The Instagram post is somehow a relief to the fans because it means that there is development on the part of the production team. Although nothing is certain yet, fans are already theorizing that the waiting will soon be over. Dark season 3 might be released next month.

Netflix scheduled Dark season 3 to release on June 27

While fans are theorizing that Dark season 3 will premiere on June 27, Netflix has also scheduled the series on its June upcoming shows. There is a significant reason why Dark would choose to premiere on the said date.

June 27 is the day the last cycle begins and of the apocalypse. Fans followed the pattern when Dark season 2 dropped on June 21, 2019. It appears that the release date had conformed with the date of Michael’s suicide.

Furthermore, Netflix has also followed the pattern from the last season’s release date. Dark season 3 is already scheduled to air on June  27, but with a TBD status.

Dark season 3 will be the last series

The showrunners designed Dark as a three-season series, and unfortunately, showrunner Baran bo Odar confirmed the series last season. He wrote,

“It‘s official! We are working on Dark Season 3. It is the final cycle of this great journey. We always had three season [sic] in mind when we developed Dark.”

What to expect from Dark season 3

To give a glimpse of what is to come for Dark season 3, showrunner Jantje Friese said,

“The basic idea of Season 3 was something that we already had when we started. There are also a lot of things in Season 1 hinting to Season 3. Also, we actually thought about putting some of the stuff that’s now in Season 3 into Season 2, but then decided to move it backwards. So basically now everything that’s left just falls into Season 3.”

Apparently, the real villain of the series is Jonas himself, in the name of Adam. In the last season, alternate Martha found herself in a room with her present time Martha. The alternate Martha needs the help of the present Jonas to destroy the old version of Jonas.

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