Netflix is long over letting shows “play out.” The mind bending epic genre piece ‘1899,’ hit the dust as the massive streamer pulled the plug on a possibility of a second season.
The cancellation of mystery thriller series 1899 came from the Dark creators themselves Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, who revealed the news on social media.
“With a heavy heart we have to tell you that 1899 will not be renewed,” co-showrunners bo Odar and Friese announced Monday on Odar’s Instagram account. “We would have loved to finish this incredible journey with a 2nd and 3rd season as we did with Dark. But sometimes things don’t turn out the way you planned.”
1899 was a series about the mysterious happenings on the deck of a migrant steamship heading west to leave the old continent. The passengers, a mixed bag of European origins, are united by their hopes and dreams for the new century and their future abroad. But their journey takes an unexpected turn when they discover another migrant ship adrift on open sea. What they will find on board, will turn their passage to the promised land into a horrifying nightmare. Production of 1899 took place on a newly-built, state of the art virtual production stage housed at Babelsberg Studios in Germany — the largest such facility in Europe.