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Sci-fi thriller 1899, from the creators of 'Dark', cancelled at Netflix after Season 1

The eight-part Season 1 of the show debuted on Netflix in November of 2022.

Sci-fi thriller 1899, from the creators of 'Dark', cancelled at Netflix after Season 1
  • Swaroop Kodur

Last Updated: 03.28 AM, Jan 03, 2023

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Sci-fi thriller show 1899, which came from the creators of Dark Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, won't be renewed for season 2 at Netflix. The announcement comes as a surprise given that the fans of the show were keenly looking forward to the continuation and the fact that the internet currently brimming with 'what to expect from season 2' type of fan-fiction narratives. And with the inaugural season of 1899 ending on a cliffhanger, fans are likely to be doubly disappointed considering that the Kerberos mystery remains unsolved after all.

Baran bo Odar took to Instagram a short while ago to share the development. He wrote, "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鈥檛 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 Odar shot to international prominence as the co-creator (along with partner Jantje Friese) of the critically acclaimed Netflix series Dark, which debuted its first episodes in 2017 and ran for three seasons on the streaming platform. Following the stellar success of the show across the globe, Odar and Friese entered an exclusive, multi-year mega deal with Netflix which offered them the chance to create original content for the streaming giant's 220 million+ subscribers worldwide. 1899 was the first creation as part of the agreement.

As far as 1899 is concerned, it is said that the creators had two other seasons planned but the sudden announcement of cancellation makes things only murky, as far as their future Netflix projects are concerned. 

1899 is centred on the ship Kerberos and its many passengers & members of the crew whose promising journey from Europe to New York turns bizarre when they encounter another ship, Prometheus, adrift at sea. This discovery then sets off a chain of mysterious, inexplicable events that the passengers cannot fathom. The eight-part season 1 debuted on Netflix on November 17, 2022.

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