Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, the show’s co-creators, announced the cancellation in a joint statement uploaded on the latter’s Instagram. “We regret to tell you that 1899 will not be renewed.,” the first line says.
While the creators did not specify the reason for the show’s cancellation, the following sentence implies that Netflix decided: “We would have wanted to complete this fantastic trip with a 2nd and 3rd season as we did with Dark.
However, sometimes things go differently than planned. “This is Life.” “We realize this will disappoint millions of people out there,” they continued.”But we want to express our heartfelt gratitude for being a part of this incredible journey. We love you. Never, ever forget.”
Why Did 1899 Get Canceled By Netflix After One Season?
The reason Netflix canceled 1899 is due to their criteria for determining a show’s success. As previously stated, Netflix considers impact value, efficiency score, & adjusted view share when deciding whether to renew a show.
Given the budget of 1899, it must have failed to meet internal expectations to justify another high-cost season.
Unfortunately, the figures do not appear to be enough to break even when contrasted to the show’s high cost – 1899 used virtual production methods, which are not cheap; production was done on a newly-built stage at Babelsberg Studios in Germany, which is presently Europe’s largest.
Mashable has contacted Netflix for comment since the streaming provider has yet to make an official statement about the non-renewal. It’s unclear why the series was canceled.
Still, it’s extraordinary given the show’s tremendous popularity – Netflix’s public ranking system had 1899 sitting in the top 10 TV shows for a month following its November 2022 debut. In December, Netflix said that 1899 had received 87.9 million hours of viewing time.
What was 1899 about?
The epic science-fiction thriller 1899 is set in the same year as its title. It follows the passengers and crew onboard the Kerberos steamship and the mysterious incidents on deck as they voyage from Europe to New York.
The hope of a bright & promising future in a new location is dashed when they come across another emigrating ship drifting at sea.
Their unexpected nightmare finding sets off a series of mysterious incidents that leave Kerberos’ passengers terrified, raising more questions than they can answer.
What was the casting of 1899?
Emily Beecham, Andreas Pietschmann, and Miguel Bernardeau were among the multi-ethnic ensemble cast members in 1899. Friese and bo Odar shared the roles of co-showrunners and executive producers. Friese created the screenplay while Odar directed it.
Given the show’s popularity, only time will tell if the fans can raise enough uproar to persuade another streamer to keep it going.