Seraphina Maria Schweiger as Ines Reisig on the set of Liebes Kind, Courtesy of Netflix 2023
A new Netflix original series entered the chat last week, and the viewers are calling it creepy. This German thriller has people stressed and talking. The show to beat on the streamer today is Liebes Kind (Dear Child). It is currently the #1 thriller, and it seemingly deserves that spot. Here is what we know about this international sensation.
In Dear Child:
“Lena lives in complete isolation in a highly secure home with the two children Hannah and Jonathan. They eat their meals, go to the toilet, and to bed at precisely prescribed times. As soon as he enters the room, they line up to show their hands. They do everything he says. Until the young woman manages to escape. After a near-fatal car accident, she is hospitalized, accompanied by Hannah.
Dear Child starts where traditional thrillers end: with redemption. But the true extent of this nightmare is revealed with the arrival of Lena’s parents at the hospital the same night. They have been desperately searching for their missing daughter for almost 13 years…”
Naila Schuberth on the set of Liebes Kind, Courtesy of Netflix 2023
Dear Child was adapted for the screen and directed by Julian Pörksen and Isabel Kleefeld. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Romy Hausmann.
Kim Riedle (Skylines, Back for Good), Hans Löw (I’m Your Man, Toni Erdmann, In My Room), Naila Schuberth (Bird Box: Barcelona, Blackout), Sammy Schrein (German Crime Story: Gefesselt), Justus von Dohnányi (Downfall, The Experiment, We Are Next of Kin), Julika Jenkins (Vitus, Dark, Tatort), and Haley Louise Jones (Paradise, Bones and Names, Ivie wie Ivie).
Kim Riedle on the set of Liebes Kind, Courtesy of Netflix 2023
See what fans are saying:
Watched #DearChild on Netflix last night—by far, one of the best binges I’ve had in years. True crime, psychological thriller, murder mystery all rolled up into 1 6-part miniseries.
Very Josef Fritzl meets Room meets Gone Girl.
Highly recommended it. Lmk what you think. pic.twitter.com/UiPRdLknqo
— Corey Rosenberg (@HeyImCoreyR) September 10, 2023
All six episodes are currently streaming on Netflix. Watch the trailer below to see if you want to also take this disturbing ride.
Have you seen this Netflix original yet? Are you familiar with the book? Let me know if I should be as excited as I am to check it out at @misssharai.