It has been a few days since the final season of Netflix' German mind-bending thriller Dark had its final season and even though the climax was received in one way or other by some, the overall consensus has been good. The travel thriller from creators Baran Do Odar and Jante Friese had some burning questions, where some of them were answered by them in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Jonas and Martha basically sacrificed themselves and their own worlds in order to stop the loop and save their origin world.
Odar opened up on it saying, " I definitely view it as a happy ending, though you can also interpret it as a suicide mission, of course. I always liked the idea that there are two components who are opponents, fighting each other all of the time, actually having to realize that they are not important. They have to realize that, yes, we suffer and we have pain and desires, but we two are not so important that we must exist so someone else can't be happy. For me, it's a very happy ending, realizing it's not just about you all of the time. You can actually do something good by not being there so someone else can be lucky and happy. It gives this other world a huge chance. I always loved that idea. That's why, for me, it's a very happy ending, even though it feels very sad."
On the final scene ending with a dinner party in the origin world, Friese said, "It was one of the things we always wanted to do. We always knew we wanted to save Regina. That was the thing Claudia wanted to achieve. We wanted to make sure we got there. We wanted to end on something that looks normal. We wanted it to be something that everyone can relate to: dinner with family and friends."
When asked about if there is still a story to tell in the universe of Dark, or do they feel closed at this point. Friese said, " I think there is a lot to tell. I love that there's so much fan fiction out there. I think it's great. People write stories about the relationships between Aleksander and Regina, and stuff like that. I think that's awesome. If you leave enough open for people to pour their own creativity into it… in that way, it lives. But I don't want to fill those gaps."