Netflix cancels ‘1899’ despite successful first season

Netflix has decided not to renew its popular mystery sci-fi thriller ‘1899‘ despite a successful first season. The show premiered in November 2022 and received positive reviews.

The first season of ‘1899’ ended on a cliffhanger, and its sudden cancellation has left fans bewildered. During its first week, the show ranked at #2 on Netflix’s Top 10 TV English titles just three days after its release, with 79.27 million hours viewed.

‘1899’ was created by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, the people behind the massively successful Netflix show, ‘Dark‘. They intended to end this project with three seasons as well, but that won’t be the case anymore.

The news was made public by Odar, who shared a post on Instagram regarding the same. It said: “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 a part of this wonderful adventure. We love you. Never forget. Bo & Jantje.”

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Narratively, the show tells the story of a mixed group of European migrants who are on a steamship to New York. En route, their vessel chances upon an abandoned ship which causes all hell to break loose.

It starred Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, and Gabby Wong, among others in pivotal roles.

Check out the trailer:

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