Netflix canceled one of its most popular series

Prior to its premiere, the excitement and expectation to see 1899, the new production from the minds behind Dark, was high. However, Netflix decided to cancel the German production with only one season consisting of eight episodes. This was announced by its creators, Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friesea, through a statement shared on their social networks. In 2018, the writers had signed an exclusive multi-year general agreement with the streaming service.

“It is with a heavy heart that we have to tell you that 1899 will not be renewed,” the message read. “We would have loved to end this incredible journey with a second and third season like we did with Dark. But sometimes things don’t go as planned. This is life. We know this will disappoint millions of fans. But we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being part of this wonderful adventure. We love. Never forget it”.

The series was one of the most ambitious projects that the platform had during 2022 (It premiered on November 17). This production had been approved after the success of the suspense and science fiction story titled Dark, starring Louis Hofmann, in 2017. During its three seasons, it managed to build a huge fan base and managed to gain attention for the content that is being produced in Germany.

By 1899, showrunners Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friesea decided to take audiences to the high seas: a steamship full of migrants heading west, specifically to New York, in the United States. The voyage soon takes a shocking turn when another ship, the Prometheus, is discovered adrift in the open sea. This will lead the group of passengers of different nationalities to face a mysterious sequence of apparently supernatural events.

One of the peculiarities of this proposal for streaming is that it was a multilingual production. In addition, it had an international cast that included actors such as Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musial, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Rosalie Craig, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, José Pimentão, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Jonas Bloquet, Fflyn Edwards, Alexandre Willaume, and Anton Lesser.

In an interview a few weeks ago with The Hollywood Reporter, Adar and Friese were still talking about their plans for a second and third season of 1899. “We always like to have an end before we start. We want to know where we are going. We are progressing on a story and we want to know how it will be resolved in the end,” said Adar.

And added: “In between, there may be some ideas that mix more freely. As we go through the process, ideas may change and move to a different position. For example, in Dark, the idea of ​​the parallel universe was always planned to be in the second season. Then, while we were working on it, we decided to move it to the third season.

All the first season of 1899 is available to watch on Netflix.

Netflix canceled one of its most popular series