Another Sci-Fi show has become the victim on Netflix as the new series from the creators of the Dark, has been officially canceled just after one season. 1899 is the latest victim in a long list of sci-fi and fantasy shows canceled by Netflix in 2022.
In 2022, Netflix canceled many sci-fi shows including Archive 81, The Imperfects, In From the Cold, and Resident Evil, and fantasy drama which includes Warrior Nun, Fate: The Winx Saga, The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself, The Midnight Club, and more. The mind-boggling fact is that Netflix has canceled every original sci-fi series that premiered in 2022, which makes the streaming platform untrustworthy for any sci-fi fan.
The creators of 1899 - Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar confirmed the cancelation via their Instagram account, where they 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’t 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."
Actor Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen who played Krester in the series shared an online petition asking Netflix to renew 1899 for a second season. You can also sign the petition here.
1899 premiere on November 17, 2022, on Netflix, and quickly made it top 10 Netflix shows in many countries. The show's popularity came down a bit in the following week when the hit series Wednesday was released, but still, its performance was noteworthy. The show was viewed for more than 100 million hours in the first week and 240 million hours in its first 28 days. Its performance seems to be heavily impacted after the release of Wednesday starring Jenna Ortega.
Reportedly, the show has a budget of $65 million for production and it was marketed heavily by Netflix making it around $100 million for the first season. The viewership performance seems to be average if we consider the budget, which seems to be the reason behind the cancelation of this sci-fi show which ended on a big reveal cliffhanger. Read our 1899 Review.
The eight-episode first season follows the intriguing circumstances surrounding an immigrant ship's passage from Europe to New York. The travelers, who come from all origins and countries, are brought together by their hopes and dreams for the new century and their future overseas. Their quest takes an unexpected turn when they uncover a second ship adrift on the open sea that had been missing for months. What they discover onboard will transform their journey to the promised land into a nightmare-like conundrum, intertwining each passenger's past through a web of secrets.
The series stars Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Rosalie Craig, Maria Erwolter, Clara Rosager, Maciej Musial, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Isabella Wei, Jonas Bloquet, Gabby Wong, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, José Pimentão, Fflyn Edwards, Alexandre Willaume and Anton Lasser, among others.
Filming took place in a new custom-built virtual production stage. It is Europe's largest LED 'Volume' of its kind, enabling the capture of a huge number of complex visual effects images in-camera via virtual sets and settings developed with game engine technology. 1899 is produced by DARK WAYS in cooperation with Netflix. DARK WAYS receives funding support for 1899 from the German Motion Picture Fund and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
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