Netflix Drops First Trailer for Mystery Series ‘1899’ From Creators of ‘Dark’

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It’s about to get even more bizarre.

Two years after the third and final season of their global Netflix hit Dark, the twisted minds of German showrunner Jantje Friese and director/producer Baran bo Odar are back, with 1899.

Netflix just dropped the first trailer for the new series, which, by the looks of it, will be spawning Dark levels of online theories and speculation as to what exactly is going on.

We are aboard an immigrant steamer ship that travels from Europe to New York around the turn of the century. There are passengers from many different backgrounds and nationalities on board. They are united by the fact that “they are all running from something .”

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But their trip takes a terrible turn when they encounter the Prometheus, a second ship that has been missing for months and is stranded on the open ocean.

The multilingual drama features an international ensemble cast, which includes Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musial, Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen, Rosalie Craig, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Fflyn Edwards and Alexandre Willaume among others. All actors will speak their native languages.

1899 is also a technical experiment. The entire eight-episode first season of 1899 was shot on a virtual studio using cutting-edge LED-Volume technology, which uses video game engine technology to create virtual sets and locations, allowing complex visual effects shots to be made in-camera. Dark Bay, a virtual studio, is located on the Studio Babelsberg lot outside Berlin. It is co-owned and managed by Babelsberg, Friese, and Odar’s production company Dark Ways, with support from Netflix. The development of the virtual production stage was done by Framestore, Faber and Arri Film Tech.

In typical Dark fashion, the trailer for 1899 only hints at what is to come, providing a few breadcrumbs to entice fans back for what looks like an equally strange and compelling journey. Below is the trailer.

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