Dark creators (Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar) are back with a new Netflix original series titled 1899, and this time around, they’re taking viewers very far back in time. But this show isn’t your average period piece. It’s a dark, mystery-horror!
After achieving much success with Dark, Jantje Friese, and Baran bo Oda decided to team up again for a new project at Netflix under their overall deal with the streamer. Development for 1899 started in 2018, and so much has happened since then.
We’re excited to see how the series will come together in the end and are expecting it to be just as successful as Dark with critics and viewers alike. There is so much juicy information surrounding this upcoming period series that you should know. We’ll make sure to provide every single detail that we know right below.
Last week, Netflix releases a very short teaser to get fans ready for Geeked Week and now we have a longer teaser to share in addition to a behind-the-scenes video showing the incredibly high-tech way production created this new series.
You can watch the first teaser for 1899 below. It’s not very long and it doesn’t reveal much yet, but it does give us a better idea of what to expect from this show. I’m sure if you enjoyed the twisted narrative of Dark, this new series should be the perfect fit.
Apart from the teaser, there is also a behind-the-scenes video that shows an awesome look at how the show was created on an intuitive and transformative set that could become the future of filmmaking.
1899 release date updates
The teaser for the show just says “coming soon,” so we do not have a firm date set yet, but it sounds like the show will premiere by autumn or winter this year.
You can expect a well-ensemble cast of talented actors for a series helmed by the brilliant Jantje and Baran. We shared the cast for the mystery horror show via IMDb below:
- Emily Beecham as Maura Franklin
- Andreas Pietschmann as Eyk Larsen
- Anton Lesser
- Mathilde Ollivier as Clémence
- Alexandre Willaume
- Aneurin Barnard
- Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen
- Miguel Bernardeau
- Richard Hope
- Clara Rosager as Tove
- Jonas Bloquet as Lucien
- Maciej Musial as Olek
- Rosalie Craig as Virginia
There are many more supporting actors a part of the cast that we did not include. If you want to see the full cast and crew, make sure to check out the 1899 IMDb page.
It is set in 1899 and follows a group of European migrants leaving London and heading west to New York with hopes of a future abroad. But each passenger carries their own secrets that they don’t want to be revealed. When they come across another migrant steamship that’s been missing for quite some time, their journey takes an unexpected turn for the worse.
Here’s the official synopsis via Netflix below:
1899. A migrant steamship heads west to leave the old continent. The passengers, a mixed bag of European origins, 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.
1899 episode count
The first season consists of eight one-hour episodes. It’s like we’re getting a mini-movie. We can’t wait for this TV show to be released!
Make sure to stay tuned to Gizmo Blaze for more news and coverage on 1899!
FanSided Staff contributed to the reporting on this article.