Desperately Searching for the Dear Child on Netflix

Kim Riedle, Naila Schuberth as Hannah and Sammy Schrein as Jonathan on the set of Liebes Kind, Courtesy of Netflix 2023

This fall, thrills and mysteries abound in the upcoming Netflix six-part mini series Dear Child. This heart-pounder 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 …

Watch as things unravel and reveal the truth behind Lena’s disappearance, and the horror she endured for many years.

Dear Child is based on the novel of the same name written by Romy Hausman.


Lena lives in complete isolation in a highly secured 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.

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