German hit series titled Dark of the online streaming service providing platform, Netflix, ended a little while ago, but the creators of the series, Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, have known their next project for quite some time now. In the month of November of the year 2018, it was announced by the streaming giant that their next series is titled 1899, as part of the overall deal of the duo with the streaming platform.
The new series is going to be a period drama, and the synopsis, as the title suggests, which you will find further in the article, might suggest that there will be thriller/horror elements to it.
The series is very early in the stages of production, but due to who is behind the series, we do feel like many will be playing close attention to the development of the show. Here is everything that we do know thus far from the upcoming series from the creators of Dark and Dark Ways, their production company.
1899: Latest Release Updates For Netflix’s Next Series From ‘Dark’ Creators
The synopsis of the new series has been described in the press release, and according to it, the original series revolves around a migrant steamship heading west to leave the old continent from London to New York.
The passengers, a mixed bag of European origins, are united by their dreams and hopes for the new century and their future abroad. When they discover another migrant ship adrift on the open sea, their journey takes an unexpected turn.
During a panel at the Berlinale in the month of February of the year 2020, the showrunners revealed that unlike Dark, the primary language for 1899 would be English. At the moment, no members of the cast have been announced. We should be expecting some announcements in the upcoming months. It is not unlikely that some of the cast members from Dark will make an appearance.
1899 will have eight one-hour episodes in its first season. The pilot episode is called “The Ship,” as revealed by showrunner Baran bo Odar on his Instagram.
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Initially, the series was expected to drop on Netflix in the year 2021, but with an April 2021 production start and a September 2021 wrap, that is now impossible, and the first season will certainly be released sometime in 2022.