Netflix cancels 1899 after one season
James R | On 03, Jan 2023
Netflix has cancelled 1899 after one season.
From the creators of Dark, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, the eight-part series revolves around a 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 a new start abroad. But when they discover another migrant ship adrift on open sea, their journey takes an unexpected turn into a horrifying nightmare.
The show stars Emily Beecham and Aneurin Barnard, along with Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musial, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Rosalie Craig, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Yann Gael and Anton Lasser, with each character speaking in their own language.
The show premiered on 17th November but now, within two months of its debut, Netflix has decided not to renew the show for a second chapter.
“With a heavy heart we have to tell you that 1899 will not be renewed,” Bo and Jantje wrote on social media. “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. We love you. Never forget.”
The move comes at a time when Netflix is increasingly cancelling projects that do not get the traction it is looking for among viewers, especially as the company faces growing headwinds such as competition from rival platforms, rising production costs and customers looking to tighten their budgets amid a cost of living crisis. Last month, Netflix cancelled The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself, Blockbuster, Warrior Nun and The Midnight Club. Other cancellations in 2022 included The Imperfects, Fate: The Winx Saga, Resident Evil, First Kill, The Midnight Gospel, Space Force, Raising Dion, On the Verge, Archive 81, Another Life, Gentefied and The Baby-Sitters Club.