Fans are sure to fall deep into a mind-bending mystery when ‘1899’ arrives on Netflix later next month. The series comes from Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, the duo behind the acclaimed series Dark.
The new series follows a group of multinational immigrants traveling from Europe to New York who encounter a second ship adrift in the open sea, opening a twisted mystery.
Netflix released a brand-new poster for the series earlier today, giving fans a glimpse at a lead character and hinting toward the basis of the puzzle fans will solve.
The poster features Emily Beecham’s character, Maura Franklin, falling through a triangle surrounded by an ocean on all sides.
In the background, we can see what appears to be the immigrant’s ship, as well as the one adrift at sea.
If 1899 is anything like Dark, fans should expect a mystery that contorts time, bending the rules of physics and reality at every turn.
The official synopsis from Netflix reads: “From creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar of Dark comes 1899, a new mystery-thriller series that’s about to set sail. At the end of the 19th century, passengers journey from London to New York, looking forward to a new life that awaits them in the New World. When their ship comes across another one adrift at sea, all their hopes and dreams turn into an unexpected nightmare.”
Based on the information provided so far, fans may be expecting a series that’s even darker than Dark, playing into the horror and thriller genre more so than the show’s creators have done in the past.
Anton lesser, Aneurin Barnard, Mathilde Ollivier, Alexandre Willaume, Clara Rosager, Richard Hope, and Miguel Bernardeau star in the series alongside Beecham.
Andreas Pietschmann also stars in the series, reuniting with bo Odar and Friese after starring in Dark.
Dark heavily focused on the idea of time travel and paradoxes, and Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese promise a mystery of similar depth while doing something different in 1899.
During a 2021 interview with Deadline, the creators spoke about what to expect from the upcoming Netflix series.
“Knowing that we did Dark, everyone can be assured that this is going to be something weird and wild and crazy,” Odar says. However, he makes sure to mention that they want 1899 to stand on its own.
“We don’t repeat ourselves, we really hate that, but it’s going to be a fun puzzle for the audience. We are going back to our mystery roots.”
For now, there’s no confirmation regarding the Bermuda Triangle or any information beyond the most basic plot details.
However, fans should expect the mystery to slowly unfold episode by episode, drawing viewers in for what the creators hope will be multiple seasons.