Creators: Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese
Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Anton Lesser, Emily Beecham
1899 is a new Netflix series that will delight fans of the successful German supernatural series Dark, which focused on the search for missing children in a small town with a sinful past.
Made by the creators of Dark, 1899 is a multilingual series in which the characters will speak in their native language. The eight-part drama is set in 1899, the same year as Dark, but is set on a migrant steamship traveling from London to New York with a mix of European travelers on board. And as usual, creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar are creating something unique and different, this time with all the actors speaking in their native languages. However, while the characters may have trouble communicating, they have one thing in common: soon their visions of America’s promised land turn into horrible nightmares.
1899 showrunners Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar said, “What really connected us with this idea was the concept of having a truly European show with a mixed cast from different countries. In the background is the question of what unites us and what divides us. And how fear can be a trigger for the latter.”
As part of today’s Geeked Week event, Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming German series, 1899. Why, you ask? It comes from the same creators as Dark, the hugely popular sci-fi series that ran for three seasons on the platform. The story centers on a group of European immigrants who, on their way to New York, come across a ship adrift in the middle of the ocean, and this is the beginning of their nightmare.
The first trailer reveals that fans of Dark will feel right at home with the story, which is packed with mysteries, curious artifacts and symbols, cryptic personas, important dates, and somber cinematography. Even though the dark elements feel familiar, a story full of mysteries is not a bad thing, and it looks like we can already start to form some theories about what inhabits the lost ship.
Additionally, the trailer reveals the production values of 1899, which extends to a huge cast, intricate sets, impressive costume designs, and ambitious special effects. As for the story, the narration suggests that observation will be key to unraveling the secrets and riddles that the series will throw at us, and it will be necessary to change our perspective to fully understand it. So it will soon be time to speculate.
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