Co-creators of the Netflix series "1899," Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, have announced that the show will not be renewed for a second season. Odar shared the news in a statement on his Instagram, writing, "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."
The statement continued, "We know this will disappoint millions of fans out there. But we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts that you were a part of this wonderful adventure. We love you. Never forget." Netflix was not available for comment on the cancellation.
"1899" followed a group of immigrants on a ship facing mysterious events and premiered on Netflix on November 17, 2022. In its first week, the international production ranked second on Netflix's top 10 chart, just behind "The Crown" Season 5. Within four days, "1899" had garnered about 79.27 million hours of viewership.
The series was a follow-up to "Dark," a successful international series for Netflix that aired its first episodes in 2017. After three seasons of "Dark," Friese and Odar signed an overall deal with Netflix, the first of its kind for the streaming service's European productions. "1899" was the first project to come out of that deal.