Fans of Netflix’s “1899” will be disappointed to hear that the show will not be returning for a second season, according to a statement shared on the official Instagram of series co-creator Baran bo Odar. The statement, signed by Odar’s partner and co-creator Jantje Freise, expressed their disappointment that the show would not continue but thanked fans for their support.
“With a heavy heart we have to tell you that ‘1899’ will not be renewed,” the statement read. “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.”
“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.”
“1899,” which followed a group of immigrants on a ship encountering a series of mysterious events, premiered on Netflix on November 17, 2022 and quickly became a hit. In its first week of release, it reached the No. 2 spot on the streaming giant’s top 10 chart, with 79.27 million hours of viewership within the first four days.
The show was a follow-up to Odar and Friese’s previous series, “Dark,” which was a major international success for Netflix when it premiered in 2017. After the show’s three season run, Odar and Friese signed an overall deal with Netflix, with “1899” being the first project to come out of that agreement. Netflix was not immediately available for comment on the decision not to renew “1899” for a second season.
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