Dark Season 2 is out on Netflix and it’s as mindboggling as season 1. This German Netflix series requieres a lot of you, but it’s so worth the struggle! With season 2, Dark is even crazier with even more timelines to keep track of. Read more in our Season 2 review of the dark Netflix series here!

Dark Season 2 is finally here. It has been way too long a wait for the second season of this brilliant German time travel Sci-Fi series. So long, in fact, that it took us a few episodes to get used to all the craziness.

Hopefully, season 3 of Dark will be out in less time, so we can get to the final part of the trilogy faster.

If you thought season 1 of Dark (which we loved) was a bit tricky to get your head around, then get ready for one hell of a challenge with season 2 of the Netflix show. 

Read why you’ll still love Dark in our season 2 review of the Netflix sci-fi series below!

Season 2 of Dark feature five time zones

Okay, “timezones” may not be the obvious choice of words, but since people do time travel, we’ll call them time zones rather than timelines. In season 1 of Dark, we were in 1953 and 1986 as well as the near future of 2019. Remember, season 1 was released on Netflix back in 2017.

Recommended reading: Make sure you check out our review of Dark Season 1 here >

Every time jump is 33 years, which is the only constant we can rely on so far. When season 1 of Dark ended, we found out that Jonas had time-traveled to a fourth timezone; 33 years into the future. And it was looking pretty damn bleak!

In season 2 of Dark, we’re working with 5 (yes, five!) different time zones. Since a good year has passed for all the characters, we’re now in 1954, 1987 and 2020 as well as 2053 and 1921. 

Oh yes, we’re spanning more than a full century!

Of course, both the future in 2053 (which is after an apocalypse) and distant past of 1921 offer their own sets of challenges. Though they’re also quite similar in many ways.

And more characters will also be time-traveling in season 2 of Dark. All for very valid reasons that we won’t reveal here – and generally with some interesting challenges when they need to fit in.

Dark: Season 2 (2019) Review – Netflix Series

The main characters of Dark in season 2

We’ve watched the first half of Dark season 2 and most (if not all) of your favorite characters should still be here. Maybe not in the version you’ve come to love though. After all, this is a series about time-traveling and characters both do time-jumps and grow older.

The main characters in season 2 so far are Jonas Kahnwald (Louis Hofmann), who is still a very fascinating character for many reasons. He has replaced his yellow raincoat of season 1 with a protective hazmat suit since he’s trapped in the apocalyptic world of 2053. Well, in the young version of Jonas, anyway. And he obviously won’t be in 2053 forever. Though he might have preferred this!

Other than Jonas, the most important character is probably Claudia Tiedemann who we will follow in several versions. Mostly the adult (Lisa Kreuzer) and old versions. Her story in Dark becomes increasingly interesting for many reasons. She’s a bit of a badass actually.

Finally, Noah (Mark Waschke) continues to play a big role in the mystery of what the masterplan is. He answers to a man named Adam. Before episode 4 of season 2 ends, you will know who Adam is in the grand scheme of the Dark storyline.

In fact, after finding out, I really can’t wait to watch the final half of this Dark season on Netflix to know more. 

Watch Dark Season 2 on Netflix now!

Even though I found it surprisingly hard to remember where season 1 of Dark left off, I was completely engulfed once again by the second episode. I had actually tried watching a few YouTube recaps of Dark season 1, but they didn’t help much. 

Instead, I would recommend keeping the Wikipedia page for Dark open, so you can keep track of the family trees and various connections. Find the Wikipedia page for Dark here and get updated on how the characters are connected. Remember, there are a lot of characters and you watch them played by various actors in different time zones.

You’ll be reminded of details like the fact that little Mikkel, who was sent back to 1986 in Season 1, grows up as Michael who is the father of Jonas. And Jonas’ mother is actually in love with Ulrich who is, in fact, Mikkel’s father. But (of course) none of them knew that Mikkel is Michael, who was sent back to 1986 and grew up in the “wrong” time zone.

Except for Mikkel/Michael himself who took his own life as season 1 began.

As the tagline for season 2 of Dark goes; Everything is connected. And it really is!

Also, do remember that we don’t have any of those Back to the Future rules applying to time travel. 

A person can quite easily interact with themselves at various ages when traveling back and forth between the time zones. In fact, several of them do. After all, who better to trust with your own masterplan?! Oh yes, season 2 of Dark is a wild ride!

Feeling confused after watching the ending of season 2? Read our Dark season 2 ending explained > 

Dark: Season 2 will be out on Netflix globally from June 21, 2019.

Release date for Season 3 of Dark?

Season 3 of Dark should be out on Netflix in 2020. We don’t know the specific release date for Dark season 3 yet, but it should be in less than a year since both season 2 and season 3 was greenlit at the same time. Also, the storyline of Dark is clearly a trilogy now which is obvious throughout season 2.

Personally, I hope a 2020 release date for season 3 of Dark is in January. But I doubt we’re that lucky.


Creators: Baran bo Odar & Jantje Friese
Director: Baran bo Odar
Cast: Jonas Kahnwald, Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel, Mark Waschke


Jonas finds himself trapped in the future and desperately tries to return to 2020. Meanwhile, his friends Martha, Magnus, and Franziska are trying to uncover how Bartosz’ is involved in the mysterious incidents occurring in their small hometown of Winden. More and more people are drawn into the events orchestrated by an obscure figure who seemingly controls everything that is connected throughout different time zones.

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