30,000 people sign petition begging for Netflix to bring back 1899 after it was cancelled
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Netflix has canned the German-directed sci-fi fan favourite 1899, but it looks like audiences are not taking this one lying down.
One furious fan has launched an online petition to call on the streaming service to bring the show back for its full second and third seasons.
The Change.org petition reads: "1899 was clearly created with multiple seasons in mind. After the first season, there are a lot of unanswered questions and a big cliffhanger at the end of the last episode.
"We want a renewal of the show and a proper end to the story."
Power to whoever created the petition, because it seems they are far from the only one wanting to see it returned to TV screens by Netflix.
The petition has garnered 30,156 signatures at time of writing, in less than one day of the online campaign going live.
It's also jumping by several signatures per second as people flood to sign their name in agreement.
One signatory pointed out the previous Netflix success of German showrunners Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese.
"Netflix knew these creators had a three season plan and are well aware of Dark's success. True return on investment would not be present until the full story was told," they said.
The commenter continued: "Also, adding to the fact this show was in the top 10 in over 60 countries and generated millions of hours viewed. What does it take to prevent cancelation in this age of Netflix? It strongly reduces faith in the company as a whole if everything we watch doesn't make it to season two."
A point well made, if you ask us.
Other commenters went with a slightly less nuanced approach.
Another added: "This show deserves its full three seasons."
A third said: "This series needs a season two and a season three."
News of the cancellation broke yesterday with bo Odar confirming on social media that the German sci-fi series had been axed.
bo Odar wrote: “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 2nd and 3rd season as we did with Dark.
"But sometimes things don’t turn out the way you planned.”
The show centred around a ship full of immigrants travelling from London to New York. Things take an unexpected turn when they discover another vessel adrift on the ocean.
"It's structured again as a three-season mystery puzzle just like Dark," Friese told Entertainment Weekly.
"Obviously, this will only happen if enough people watch."
The series generated a loyal following after it was released and was even ranked at number two on Netflix’s Top 10 TV English titles just three days after its release, clocking 79.27 million hours viewed.
You can sign the Change.org petition here.