Netflix’s ‘1899‘ captivated audiences around the globe with its intriguing plot, complex characters, and mysterious twists. From the creators of the critically acclaimed German series ‘Dark,’ Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, ‘1899’ takes viewers on a thrilling journey filled with supernatural elements, vivid storytelling, and thought-provoking themes.
Set during the turn of the century, the show follows a group of European immigrants aboard the steamship Kerberos en route to a new life in America. As they venture deeper into the Atlantic, they discover another ship adrift, carrying unexpected passengers and unraveling a series of enigmatic events.
The series quickly became a hit, garnering positive reviews from fans and critics alike. Its intricate plot and layered narrative managed to keep viewers on the edge of their seats, sparking discussions and theories about the show’s underlying meaning and hidden connections. However, the show, unfortunately, came to an end.
Release Date And Cancellation
Despite the series’ success and the creators’ initial plans for a three-season arc, Netflix unexpectedly decided to cancel ‘1899,’ leaving viewers disappointed and craving answers. Baran bo Odar expressed his disappointment and hopes for a second and third season in an Instagram post, but with the cancellation, the likelihood of another season is uncertain.
In the final episode, we learn that the entire voyage of the Kerberos was actually a computer simulation running on the spaceship Prometheus. Maura, one of the passengers, is revealed to be a computer scientist who created the simulation. The passengers on the Kerberos are trapped in a repeating eight-day loop, in which they die, and the ship is destroyed. The series follows their search for the code that will wake Maura up and end the simulation.
Speculations For A Potential Season 2
If a second season were to be produced, it could pick up from the finale on board the space station Prometheus. Similar to ‘Dark,’ the creators could introduce even more timelines and complexity to the narrative. They previously mentioned in interviews that the series would become ‘complicated’ in later seasons.
It’s reasonable to assume that the main stars of the series would return for a second season, as seen in the creators’ previous series ‘Dark,’ which maintained a consistent cast throughout all its seasons.
Time Will Tell
Despite the captivating story and complex narrative of ‘1899’, Netflix’s decision to cancel the series has left fans without a definitive answer regarding a potential second season. Although the creators had envisioned an elaborate continuation of the story involving more timelines and intricate character arcs, the present circumstances make the possibility of these plans coming to fruition uncertain.
Nonetheless, the impact of ‘1899’ remains strong among its viewers, leaving a lasting impression with its innovative storytelling, unforgettable characters, and thought-provoking themes. It is not uncommon for a series to be picked up by other platforms or revived after some time, so fans can still hold on to a glimmer of hope for the show’s return.