1899: synopsis, cast and release date of the new Netflix series

Eve Crosbie

The first trailer for the new netflix mystery drama series 1899 is out and we think we speak for everyone when we say we’re really excited!

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Created by the team behind the streaming service’s critically acclaimed German sci-fi thriller, Darkthe show follows a group of European migrants whose journey to start a new life in New York turns into a nightmare when they encounter another migrant ship adrift in the open sea. Curious to know more? Check out the first photos below and keep reading for all the info you need on 1899

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LOOK: 1899 is the new series from the creators of the German sci-fi thriller, Dark

What is 1899 about?

Unsurprisingly given its name, the eight-part drama is set in 1899 – the same year as Dark – but takes place on a migrant steamer traveling from London to New York with a variety of European travelers on board.

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As the synopsis says: “The passengers, a mixture of European origins, [are] united by their hopes and dreams for the new century and their future abroad. But their journey takes an unexpected turn when they discover another migrant ship adrift in the open sea.. What they find on board will turn their passage to the promised land into a horrible nightmare.”

Speaking about the series, showrunners Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar said, “What really made us connect with 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.”

Who is part of the cast of 1899?

The drama is expected to feature a cast of diverse and multilingual ensembles, all of whom will speak in their own respective native languages ​​onscreen.

Are you going to watch 1899?

Leading the series is Emily Beecham, who viewers might recognize from her roles in The pursuit of love, the village and the disney film Cruelwhile Dunkirk actor Aneurin Barnard, The witcher’s Maciej Musial, the nun starring Jonas Bloquet and Effort actor Anton Lesser.

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When will 1899 be released?

1899 will premiere on Netflix in late 2022. At the moment, there is no official release date, but our best guess is that it will drop in October or November. We will of course update this article as soon as we know more.

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