‘1899’ receives positive response at Toronto International Film Festival

Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi thriller series ‘1899‘ has debuted at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival. The 8-part mystery show comes from the creators of Netflix’s ‘Dark’ and has received audience acclaim at TIFF.

The first two episodes of the show were screened in the ‘Primetime’ programme part of the festival, which honors innovative serialized storytelling. Alongside showrunners Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, actors Andreas Pietschmann and Emily Beecham were present in the audience.

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Following the screening Friese said, “I’m excited to be back in Toronto with 1899, five years after DARK had its world premiere here. It is very special to be able to present our new show at one of the most important film festivals in the world. Our goal was to create a series whose imagery and story would resonate around the world”.

Baran bo Odar added, “Together with our exceptional ensemble cast, the production team and Netflix, we have delivered a mammoth project. It is a truly unique feeling to be able to finally bring our 1899 to an audience.”

The official synopsis of the show reads:

“The eight episodes follow the mysterious circumstances around the voyage of an immigrant ship from Europe to New York. The passengers, all of different backgrounds and nationalities, are united by their hopes and dreams for a new century and their future abroad.

“When they discover a second ship adrift on the open sea that had gone missing for months, their journey takes an unexpected turn. What they find on board will turn their passage to the promised land into a nightmare-like riddle, connecting each of the passenger’s pasts through a web of secrets.”

Check out the official teaser:

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