1899 Season 2: The minds behind Netflix’s spooky and thought-provoking Dark have returned with a new series. The series, titled 1899, follows a group of European immigrants who travel to the United States via steamship in search of a better life. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they come across another migrant ship drifting in the open sea and learn what’s on board.
I’d classify it as a mystery drama or a thriller with a mystery element. Creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar told Entertainment Weekly, “I mean, we’re always combining genres, but the DNA is not per se a horror show.”
They revealed to Deadline that the migrant issue in Europe served as inspiration for the story. Both the story and the method of production hinged heavily on the European perspective. “The cast and crew really had to be European,” Freise emphasised. We wanted to provide a counterweight to Brexit and the rising nationalism in different nations by returning to the concept of Europe and Europeans working and creating together, because we believed that these had been years in which Europe had been in decline.
Friese told EW that Netflix’s 1899 is “structured again as a three-season mystery puzzle, just like Dark,” though the streaming service has not yet confirmed a second season. Since Dark was such a huge success for Netflix around the world, it seems likely that 1899 will do the same. What little else we know is detailed below.
1899 Season 2 Release Date: When Will 1899 Season 2 Premiere?
Seasonal releases on Netflix typically occur once a year, which may put the premiere around November 2023. However, the innovative filming techniques used in the show raise the prospect that a second season set in 1899 could premiere even sooner.
The show, like The Mandalorian, is filmed on a massive stage at a “virtual production” studio. Rather than using a static background, it uses a backdrop of moving LED lights that follow the camera in real time, making it look like you’re filming in natural light. The usage of a green screen is unnecessary because to the real-time nature of the effects, which speeds up the editing process.
According to Friese’s comments to Deadline, the group had originally planned to visit “all kinds of locations,” including Spain, Poland, and Scotland. We realised fairly quickly (after the pandemic began) that this might not be possible in the new future, so we enthusiastically embraced the concept of bringing Europe to us.
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1899 Season 2 Cast
Since of the show’s diverse and multilingual ensemble, there are times when the characters have trouble communicating with one another because they aren’t able to understand one another’s native tongues. Maintaining linguistic and cultural authenticity was crucial. According to Friese’s comments to Deadline, “we never wanted to have characters from other nationalities but everyone spoke English.” Given that “language defines so much of your culture and behaviour,” it was important to us to learn the languages spoken in the heart of Europe.
Due to Netflix’s tight-lipped nature of 1899’s story, it is unclear who characters will survive to appear in the second season. Emily Beecham is neurologist Maura Franklin, Andreas Pietschmann is Captain Eyk Larsen, Miguel Bernardeau is affluent Spaniard ngel, José Pimento is Father Ramiro, Mathilde Ollivier and Jonas Bloquet are Parisian aristocrats Clémence and Lucien, and so on and so forth.
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Playing the roles of the mysterious Ling Yi and Yuk Je, respectively, are Isabella Wei and Gabby Wong of Chinese ancestry. Rich British passenger Virginia (Rosalie Craig), devout Dane Anker (Alexandre Willaume), scarred Dane Krester (Lucas Lynggaard Tnnesen), and French boxer Jérôme (Yann Gael).
1899 Season 2 Plot
No formal renewal announcement has been made yet, so plot information for 1899 Season 2 are scant. However, the trailer’s apparent success suggests that there will be significant early-season interest in the show.
For comparison, NetflixLife.com noted that although the trailer for 1899 has been viewed over eight million times, the trailers for Young Royals season two and Wednesday have each received over one million and five million views, respectively.
We mention these figures because 1899 co-creator Jantje Friese just revealed to Deadline that the show will have more seasons if the pilot is well received. So, if you’re enjoying the first few episodes, continue watching!
Season two promises some huge, huge changes, which we won’t get into until more of you have finished the show properly, but if you really can’t wait, here’s our breakdown of the ending and speculation about season two.
1899 Season 2 Trailer
The second season of 1899 won’t premiere until at least 2024, barring any unforeseen developments. And that’s if the play is picked up for another voyage at sea.
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