Netflix: What is the “Dark” sequel to “1899” about?
After the Netflix hit “Dark”, the makers behind the series are working on new, dark work: “1899”. What is the series about?
The Netflix series “Dark” became a huge success for the streaming service. Now the makers behind the series, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, want to build on this success with a new series that is no less dark and mysterious: “1899”. What is behind the ominous year? We took a closer look at that.
This is what “1899” is all about.
After time travel and apocalypses, the new series will (probably) only be limited to a period of time and will “ revolve around the mysterious circumstances surrounding the journey of an immigrant ship from Europe to New York ”, as the official description says. The passengers on board are all of different origins and nationalities, but” united by their hopes and dreams for a new century and their future abroad “. However, on the voyage in the middle of the sea, they discover a ship that has been lost for months. You don’t have to be an expert in horror to guess how THAT will go on! The description gives the first scary hints: “What they find onboard will turn their passage to the promised land into a nightmarish riddle that connects each passenger’s past through a web of secrets ”. Very promising! Even “Dark” was captivating with its blatant (and confused) network of characters who were related in one way or another to one of the two main characters. Let’s see how the creators in the series handle it!
A large cast from all possible countries gathers in the Netflix series “1899”
The actors of “1899” are not all German this time but come from different countries. There are also some very well-known ones! Anton Lesser (“Game of Thrones” and “The Crown”) will be at the start, just like Andreas Pietschmann, who fans still know as the older version of Jonas Kahnwald from “Dark”. Also “Elite” star Miguel Bernardeau! 1899 is a “ really European series, with characters from different countries who also speak their language on deck, ”said shoemaker Friese. So we can look forward to a lot of subtitles, yeah! However, that should also help to make the show really authentic. We are definitely looking forward to the spectacle!