SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses a plot point from the Season 2 finale of Netflix's Dark. Please proceed with caution if you have not yet viewed all available episodes and wish to avoid spoilers.
As reported yesterday by The Inquisitr, fans were eagerly anticipating an announcement regarding the final season of Netflix's German time-traveling series Dark. While the countdown on one of the show creator's Instagram account indicated news would arrive in 24 hours regarding Season 3, the trailer dropped a couple of hours earlier and was shared via a Twitter fansite for the German version of Netflix. As a result of this, the premiere date of June 27 was finally announced. In addition, a trailer also dropped.
Season 2 of Dark premiered on a significant date to the TV series. After that, it was predicted that Season 3 would be released on another important date. In Season 2, it was revealed that a world-altering apocalypse occurred on June 27, 2020. As a result of this, many fans predicted this as the air date for the final installment.
While no official statement had been made by Netflix, co-creator Baran bo Odar kept viewers in the loop regarding the filming schedule for Season 3 of Dark. In addition, when the coronavirus pandemic caused a halt in filming for TV networks and movie studios, bo Odar revealed that he continued to work on the last stages of post-production work for Dark. This led to fans continuing to hope for a June 27 premiere date.
With the earlier trailer dropping, English-speaking viewers could only learn of the premiere date as it was released in its original German. However, two hours later, Netflix finally released an English-subtitled version to its official YouTube channel.The new trailer picks up directly from the Season 2 finale that saw the discovery of not only a recurring time loop in the town of Winden but also at least one parallel universe regarding the township.
"The end is the beginning," the trailer announced. "And the beginning is the end."
While Winden appeared to be stuck in an endless time loop, the trailer promised that the last cycle was upon the characters and then went on to question whether or not they can change events that appeared to be set in stone in previous seasons of Dark. However, the trailer also ominously announced that perhaps this could only be achieved by destroying everything in its entirety.
In addition to these clues about what the final installment contains, several occurrences of time going in reverse were seen. From Jonas Kahnwald (Louis Hofmann) running backward, tears traveling up Martha Nielson's (Lisa Vicari) face, and the expression "Tick Tock" being said the wrong way around, fans now suspect that Season 3 may see the endless time loop finally unraveled.
Baran bo Odar also revealed via Instagram that all episodes in the final season of Dark will drop at once to Netflix.