If you like a horror-themed period series, 1899 will be right up your street. Created by the same minds that gave you the hit German show Dark, fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of 1899 on Netflix. Here’s what we know so far.
When is 1899 coming out?
It was confirmed that two of the episodes will premiere today, September 14th, at the Toronto International Film Festival. It is expected to then arrive on Netflix later this year, in October or November.
The official Twitter account for the series says “winter 2022”, so hopefully not too much longer to wait.
1899 trailer and plot
The official synopsis of the show reads: “The eight episodes tell of the mysterious events during the voyage of an emigrant ship from Europe to New York. The passengers from the most diverse backgrounds look forward to the dawning century with hope.
“They all dream of a better future abroad. When they discover a second ship on the open sea that has been missing for months, their journey takes an unexpected turn. What they find on board turns their crossing to the promised land into a nightmarish mystery. A web of secrets seems to tie the past of each passenger together.”
It has been confirmed that the characters will speak in their native languages, instead of everyone speaking English.
A trailer for the series was released as part of Netflix’s Geeked Week. Watch it below:
Who is in the cast of 1899?
Cannes Film Festival award-winner Emily Beecham will play Maura Franklin. She is best known for her roles in Little Joe, The Pursuit of Love and Cruella. Joining Beecham will be Dark star Andreas Pietschmann who will play Eyk Larsen. The line-up also includes actors from Pirates Of The Caribbean, Dunkirk, Elite and more. Check out the cast list below.
- Emily Beecham as Maura
- Andreas Pietschmann as Eyk
- Ben Ashenden (Jurassic World, Stath Lets Flats) as Darrel
- Anton Lesser (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
- Alexandre Willaume (The Wheel of Time)
- Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk)
- Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen (The Rain)
- Mathilde Ollivier (Overlord) as Clémence
- Miguel Bernardeau (Elite)
- Richard Hope (Piece of Cake)
- Clara Rosager (Morbius) will play Tove
- Jonas Bloquet (Elle) will play Lucien