The first visual of 1899, the highly awaited new mystery series from Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, the makers of the global hit Dark, has been released by Netflix. It’s been a while since Netflix’s first German original, Dark, came to an end after a mind-bending production. The show’s producers are back with a brand-new mystery after three prolific seasons of the time-travel story that captivated viewers worldwide. The upcoming film, 1899, is a period drama in which Andreas Pietschmann stars.
The eight-part series investigates the enigmatic events surrounding an immigrant ship’s journey from Europe to New York. The passengers are unified in their hopes and aspirations for a new century and a new world overseas, including their diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. However, their trip takes an abrupt turn when they find a second ship adrift on the open sea that has been missing for months, and their journey to the promised land turns into a nightmare.
Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar appear alongside the 1899 ensemble cast in their 19th-century finery in the first lavish image released by Netflix. Netflix has posted a Teaser Trailer, which is essentially an “announcement” trailer.
The show would also use technology that was used on the sets of Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian, according to the director. “It’s a whole different approach to cinema. To learn more about the technology, we talked with the cast and crew of The Mandalorian, including the director of photography [Barry Baz Idoine]. “Each department was directly challenged,” he said.
The recording of 1899 has begun at Studio Babelsberg, just outside of Berlin. It will be filmed entirely on a simulated production level, using the studio’s cutting-edge LED-Volume technology, which employs video game engine knowledge to build virtual sets and locations, allowing for intricate visual effects shots to be developed in-camera. The film, which was created from the onset as a multilingual thriller, would have all of the actors speaking in their native tongue.
Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musial, Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen, Rosalie Craig, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, José Pimentao, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Jonas Bloquet, Fflyn Edwards, Alexandre Willaume, Anton Lesser are among the global cast.
“Partnering with Netflix allowed us to bring our vision behind 1899 to life,” said director, producer, and showrunner Baran bo Odar. “We were able to develop the Volume thanks to their early encouragement and dedication, making 1899 a pioneer title for Germany and the area. The infrastructure is a cutting-edge breakthrough for German production landscape, and it has the potential to have tremendous innovative benefits.”
There hasn’t been any word about when 1899 will be released.