Netflix’s 1899: Release date, teaser, plot and everything else you need to know

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Get ready to witness another mind-blowing series full of mystery, suspense, and horror. Read on to find out more about 1899.

Netflix has introduced a number of sci-fi dystopian series like Stranger Things and Dark in the past few years. These series are set in the past, present, and future and explore that they can co-exist and affect each other simultaneously. A new series by the creators of Dark will follow the life of immigrants who are traveling from Europe and struggling to reach New York on a ship at the turn of the 20th century.

They hope of reaching the new world but the journey takes a turn for the worse when they find a second ship adrift on the sea, which they discover has gone missing for months and soon, this journey turns into a nightmare.

The series is created by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar and is expected to arrive on Netflix super soon. So, when’s the series coming? Who’s in the cast? And what will be the plot?

Here’s everything you need to know about 1899 on Netflix.


1899 Release Date

The series was expected to release in 2021 but it faced delays. On November 24, 2020, Baran bo Odar revealed on his Instagram that pre-production for 1899 has begun and the production for the same started in April 2021 and ended in September 2021. So, the makers are targeting a 2022 release date. In early 2022, it was confirmed that 1899 is coming to Netflix in Autumn/Winter 2022. The series is expected to arrive sometime in November 2022.

Check out some pictures from the set of 1899 below:






1899 Teaser

Netflix has released a small teaser of the upcoming series in May 2022. The teaser is totally hinting toward a mysterious and dark plot and we can’t wait to see what the makers of Dark have in store for us this time.

Check out the teaser below:

1899 | The new show by the creators of DARK - Jantje Friese & Baran bo Odar | Netflix

What will be the plot of 1899?

We’re expecting something unique and suspenseful from the makers of Dark. Friese and Odar, the showrunners, gave some hints about the plot, they said: “We don’t repeat ourselves, we really hate that, but it’s going to be a fun puzzle for the audience. We are going back to our mystery roots. All the passengers on the ship are traveling with secrets that they don’t want to get out. It’s built like a puzzle again. Knowing that we did Dark, everyone can be assured that this is going to be something weird and wild and crazy.”

In the official press release, a synopsis for the series is described as:

“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 the open sea, their journey takes an unexpected turn. What they find onboard will turn their passage to the promised land into a horrifying nightmare.”

Another updated synopsis gives a more clear picture of the plot:

“The eight episodes tell of the mysterious events during the voyage of an emigrant ship from Europe to New York. The passengers from the most diverse backgrounds look forward to the dawning century with hope.

They all dream of a better future abroad. When they discover a second ship on the open sea that has been missing for months, their journey takes an unexpected turn. What they find onboard turns their crossing to the promised land into a nightmarish mystery. A web of secrets seems to tie the past of each passenger together.”

In an interview with Deadline, the showrunners said: “The whole European angle was very important for us, not only story-wise but also the way we were going to produce it. It really had to be a European collaboration, not just the cast but also the crew. We felt that with the past years of Europe being on the decline, we wanted to give a counterpoint to Brexit, and to nationalism rising in different countries, to go back to that idea of Europe and Europeans working and creating together”.


Who’s in the cast of 1899?

In December 2020, Deadline announced that Emily Beecham is in the cast of 1899 and she’ll be playing the role of Maura Franklin. In May 2021, Deadline revealed that Andreas Pietschmann will also be joining the cast of 1899. A complete list of the cast is as follows:

Anton Lesser

Alexandre Willaume

Aneurin Barnard

Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen

Mathilde Ollivier

Miguel Bernardeau

Richard Hope

Clara Rosager

Jonas Bloquet


Where to watch 1899?

1899 will be available to watch on Netflix.