After the international success of Dark, two of its producers help bring Tribes of Europa, another dystopian masterpiece, to life.
Netflix’s Dark, the strange and mindbending German time-travel series, skyrocketed into fame and success with its in-depth storyline and its unique characters, as well as its ability to challenge the rules of time and space to bring forth a cohesive story. The producers of Dark aren’t finished with challenging the world of sci-fi, proven in the release of their new series, Tribes of Europa.
The show aims to bring the dark aesthetics and deep, rich characters of Dark into the post-dystopian world of Europa. This article will break down all you need to know about the upcoming series and how it could be a brilliant successor to Dark.
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What Is Tribes of Europa About?
Set in 2074, Tribes of Europa takes place in a post-dystopian Europe after a technological crisis causes society to collapse, leading Europe to split into four different tribes. The show follows Kiano, Liv and Elja, siblings from the Origines tribe who get separated and have to find their way back together while avoiding all the dangers of this new world.
The Tribes of Europa
The four tribes that make up the new microstates continent are The Crimson Republic, The Crows, The Origines and The Atlantians. The Crimson Republic consists of members of the European Eurocorps Army attempting to uphold the social order and keep life as close to the Old World as possible. The Crows are the more devious tribe, concentrating on dictatorship, consumed by an urge to enslave and expand with a love of the party life and a code of honor. The Origines however, reverted back to a pre-industrial life, becoming pacifists in-touch with nature. Finally, the Atlantians hold the honor of the most technologically advanced tribe in Europa, which also makes them the most hidden from the terrors of the world.
Connection to Dark
As mentioned earlier, two of Dark‘s producers (Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann) leaped onto the opportunity to work on the concept of Tribes of Europa, which was born from an idea of a completely separated European Union. The success of Dark gave Netflix the confidence it needed to green-light the project, giving it the chance to prove its strength. When discussing why he gave Tribes of Europa a chance, Quirin Berg, one of Dark’s producers, stated, “Philip’s [Koch, series creator] idea was so undauntedly different and huge, so German and yet so global, it simply was the answer to the question of the next evolutionary step of a German series.”
The Cast of Tribes of Europa
Emilio Sakraya plays Kiano, one of the three main siblings. Sakraya is most known for his role in Netflix’s Warrior Nun as JC, along with his leading role in 2018’s Kalte Füße. He is joined by Henriette Confurius playing Liv, his sister. Confurius is a multiple award-winning actress with a filmography ranging from historical dramas to fantasy. Her first leading role was in Mein erstes Wunder, and in 2004 she earned the Förderpreis des Deutschen Fernsehpreises for her work in an episode of Polizeiruf 110. Newcomer David Ali Rashed plays Elja. Rashed made his debut in 2016 with Ute Wieland’s Tigermilch. This will be Rashed’s first TV show and only his fourth ever credit. Playing the antagonist of the series is Melika Forourtan, who is best known for her work in KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst as Sylvia Henke and as Louise Boni in the ARD crime series of the same name.
Created by Phillip Koch and starring Emilio Sakraya, Henriette Confurius, David Ali Rashed, Melika Forourtan, Oliver Masucci, Ana Ularu, Robert Finster, Benjamin Sadler, Jannik Schümann, Jeanette Hain and James Faulkner, Tribes of Europa is set to release on February 19, 2021 on Netflix with six episodes.
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