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‘1899’: The Creators’ Next Step after Netflix’s German hit-series, ‘Dark’

Loved not only in Germany but all around the world, Netflix’s German series Dark has ended not too long ago. Don’t fret, however, as creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar are looking into the future with alike mindsets––and yet another project. As part of their deal with Netflix, the two creators announced their next series titled 1899 to the public in November 2018.

Obviously, the title leads us into the world of period drama. According to the synopsis, though, there will be added aspects including horror elements.

Freshly out of the drawing board, the series is still in its early stages of production. After Dark, though, we’ve learned not to belittle the two creators––so we’ll watch out for the show’s developments for you.

Anyway, here’s everything you need to know about 1899 from the production company, Dark Ways.

According to the press release, the new series’ synopsis will be as described:

“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.”

In a joint statement, Friese and Odar commented:

“What really made us connect to this idea was the concept of having a truly European show with a mixed cast from different countries. At its heart is the question of what unites us and what divides us. And how fear can be a trigger for the latter.”

I know you’re excited about this if you came from watching Dark, but be patient. If everything goes according to schedule and production does begin in February of 2021, we can expect the first season to premiere in the early parts of 2022.

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