With the new year come cancellations and unfortunately 1899the supernatural mystery series from the creators of Darkis the first head thrown to roll by Netflix.
Big disappointment for fans of 1899. The reviews were more than auspicious and there was practically no one who was dissatisfied with the series. In the worst case, they said that the plot was very complicated, but this should not be surprising since the creators are the same as Darkalso German fiction and Netflix that captivated audiences and critics for three seasons (here our analysis).
That was precisely the idea for 1899: close the story with three seasons, but unfortunately this will not be possible. Criticism and massive success often do not go hand in hand, not even when the product, as in this case, may have a segment of the public who, however many they may be, are devoted to the proposal. The reality is that despite so many positive comments and a good debut on the platform, the series failed to remain among the most viewed proposals over the weeks and this is usually a common reason for cancellation for Netflix.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have to tell you that 1899 will not be renewed. – the creators expressed through social networks Baran Bo Odar Y Jantje Friese -. We would have loved to end this incredible journey with a second and third season, just like we did with Dark. But sometimes things don’t go as planned. This is life. We know that this will be a disappointment for millions of fans around the world, but we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being part of this adventure. We love. Never forget it”.
The series, of whose first and unfortunately only season you can read on this website the review of my partner Juanjowas released in November 2022 and, over eight episodes and with an ensemble cast, tells the story of the ship Kerberos that, in full voyage through the Atlantiche diverts his course to attend a call for help and from then on strange things begin to happen.
I do not know if there will be the possibility of selling the series to another platform to be continued: at first glance, it occurs to me that the proposal would not be out of place, for example, in HBO or in Prime Video. I don’t know if much could be expected from the first because it is also having some problems and even, it is said, thinking of closing or reconverting HBO Max. In fact, they come from cancel Westworld (here our analysis Y here the news published at the time about the cancellation), another bombshell for the fans…
But to the platform Amazon it is doing quite well, especially because of the good numbers that, finally it was known with certainty, it has given them The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (here the analysis of the first season by a server). Also, yeah Jeff Bezos ever came to the rescue of the excellent The Expanse (here our analysis) and we got to see an ending: couldn’t I do it again? In short, I repeat that I do not know the possibilities and I speak of ignorant…
Meanwhile, those who had begun to enjoy 1899 and waited expectantly for a second season, are left with nothing. And, by the way, it will not be the last cancellation of this 2023: it is said that he is in the pillory The Witcher behind the departure of henry cavillthen if the numbers with Liam Hemsworth as a protagonist they are not up to the task, there will be no interest in continuing it.
Let’s hope that doesn’t happen and I hold tightly to my wish that someone save 1899. Otherwise, like the ship of its protagonists, it will be lost forever.
Until next time and, even with news like this, be happy…
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