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Netflix Cancels "1899" after One Season

Tue 03 Jan 2023 | 12:23 PM
Yara Sameh

Netflix's mystery thriller "1899" has been canceled after just one season. 

The news was announced by series co-creator Baran bo Odar through a statement shared on 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. 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,” Odar wrote. 

“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 statement concluded. 

“1899” debuted on Netflix on November 17, 2022, and followed a group of immigrants aboard a ship faced with a series of mysterious events. 

The series garnered about 79.27 million hours of viewership in the four days of the premiere and cracked Netflix’s top 10 charts at the No. 2 slot in the first week.

“1899” served as a follow-up to Adar and Friese’s previous series “Dark”, a landmark international breakout for Netflix that debuted 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.