It is a dark start to the New Year for fans of Netflix’s much-hyped thriller series, 1899. In a shortly worded statement on social media, the show’s creators, Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, revealed that the streaming giant has cancelled the series after just one season.
The statement read, “With a heavy heart we have to tell you that 1899 will not be renewed. 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. That’s life. We know this will disappoint millions of fans out there. But we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts that you were part of this wonderful adventure. We love you. Never forget.”
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.
The ensemble cast of the series includes Andreas Pietschmann, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Miguel Bernardeau, Miguel Bernardeau, Mathilde Ollivier, Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Isabella Wei, and Clara Rosager.
Friese and bo Odar served as co-showrunners and executive producers. Friese served as writer and bo Odar directed.