With the series “ Dark ” the German duo Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar have created a global Netflix hit – even though the mystery series with its complex time travel theme and many intertwined storylines was anything but light fare. After the end of the surprise hit, the two immediately set about the next Netflix project, which will also be a mystery thriller. See the first trailer for the series » 1899 » here.
However, as you will notice, Netflix did not release the trailer with a German soundtrack, only with German subtitles. That’s because, unlike Dark, 1899 was filmed in English.
That’s what «1899» is about
There is a lot of mystery in the trailer, but we already have some information about the plot for you: In 1899, a group of people from Europe set off from London to New York on a ship called Kerberos. Under the command of the hardened captain Eyk Larsen ( Andreas Pietschmann ) they want to cross the Atlantic to build a new life on the American continent.
But on the crossing they come across a ship that has been missing for months and what they find there comes as a shock, as mysterious connections can be made to the individual passengers. However, this is only the beginning of an odyssey that turns more and more into a nightmare…
“1899” does not yet have a start date.
In addition to the trailer, Netflix has also released a behind-the-scenes video in which Baran bo Odar promises significantly more action than in «Dark» and also shows that the series was shot with huge LED backgrounds instead of green or blue screens became. A technique that is also used in the «Star Wars» series and seems to be becoming more and more the industry standard.