Netflix’s mystery thriller 1899 has been cancelled after just one season.
Dropped on Netflix in November, the multilingual eight series will not be renewed for Season 2, according to creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Freise.
Taking to Instagram in a joint statement, the creators said, “With a heavy heart we have to tell you that 1899 will not be renewed. 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.”
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Set 13 years before the Titanic’s doomed voyage, 1899 follows a group of European immigrants who are traveling by steamship to New York to start new lives. However, their journey quickly hits a snag and quickly turns into a complex and twisted mystery.
It’s not clear exactly why the series has been cancelled, though it’s especially curious considering the overwhelming popularity of the show — Netflix’s public ranking system saw 1899 sitting in its top 10 TV shows for a month following its launch in November 2022. In December, Netflix said that 1899 had clocked up a whopping 87.9 million hours viewed.