We are still waiting on a release date for the highly anticipated new series, 1899, from the creators of Dark. So far all we have is the year – 2022. The Netflix tagline for the mystery program reads “Multinational immigrants traveling from the old continent to the new encounter a nightmarish riddle aboard a second ship adrift on the open sea.”
There’s a little more information in the official press release giving the synopsis of 1899 as follows:
“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 hopes and dreams for the new century and their future abroad. When they discover another migrant ship adrift on open sea, their journey takes an unexpected turn. What they find on board will turn their passage to the promised land into a horrifying nightmare.”
The creators of Netflix’s German hit series, Dark, from the production company, Dark Ways, have been planning their new series for a while now. The new series, 1899, was announced in November 2018. 1899 will be a period drama set, presumably, in 1899, but considering the creators, is expected to be a very unique show, with elements of mystery/thriller/horror to it.
Creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar have hinted at the direction of 189, saying “We don’t repeat ourselves, we really hate that, but it’s going to be a fun puzzle for the audience. We are going back to our mystery roots. All the passengers on the ship are traveling with secrets that they don’t want to get out. It’s built like a puzzle again. Knowing that we did Dark, everyone can be assured that this is going to be something weird and wild and crazy.”
The cast includes Emily Beecham, known for the series Into the Badlands and the 2021 movie Cruella, Welsh actor Aneurin Barnard, Dark’s Andreas Pietschmann, Polish actor Maciej Musiał, Scandinavian actress Maria Erwolter, Anton Lesser, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Clara Rosager, and Gabby Wong.
Watch the teaser here: