“1899” will not receive a second season at Netflix. The news was confirmed by series co-creator Baran bo Odar through a statement shared to his official Instagram. The letter to fans was also signed by Odar’s partner and series co-creator Jantje Freise.
“With a heavy heart we have to tell you that ‘1899’ will not be renewed,” Odar wrote. “We would have loved to finish this incredible journey with a second and third season as we did with ‘Dark.’ But sometimes things don’t turn out the way you planned. That’s life.”
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“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,” the statement continues. “We love you. Never forget.”
Netflix was not immediately available for comment.
“1899,” which followed a group of immigrants aboard a ship faced with a series of mysterious events, debuted on the streamer on Nov. 17, 2022. In its first week of availability, the international production cracked Netflix’s top 10 chart at the No. 2 slot, behind only “The Crown” Season 5. Within four days, “1899” garnered about 79.27 million hours of viewership.
The series served as a follow-up to Adar and Friese’s previous series “Dark,” a landmark international breakout for Netflix that debuted its first episodes in 2017. With a beloved run across three seasons, Friese and Odar set an overall deal with Netflix — the first of its kind for the streamer’s European presence. “1899” was the first project to emerge from that agreement.
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