Netflix’s German hit-series Darkish ended solely a short while in the past, however the creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar will quickly be again with their large new bold mission, 1899. Right here’s our complete take a look at every part we all know up to now concerning the upcoming German sequence.
Because the title suggests, the brand new sequence will probably be a interval drama and the synopsis, which you will see that beneath, suggests there will probably be thriller/horror parts to it.
The sequence is now in manufacturing with a big ensemble solid and a small teaser. Right here’s what we all know thus removed from the upcoming sequence from the creators of Darkish and their manufacturing firm, Darkish Methods.
Whereas not a trailer, Netflix unveiled a small teaser of the upcoming sequence in Could 2021.
What’s the plot of 1899?
Netflix’s 1899 comes from the creators of Darkish, so we will certainly anticipate one thing very distinctive. Showrunners Friese and Odar gave just a few hints on the total path of the sequence, albeit with none time journey:
“We don’t repeat ourselves, we actually hate that, nevertheless it’s going to be a enjoyable puzzle for the viewers. We’re going again to our thriller roots. All of the passengers on the ship are touring with secrets and techniques that they don’t need to get out. It’s constructed like a puzzle once more. Understanding that we did Darkish, everybody could be assured that that is going to be one thing bizarre and wild and loopy.”
The synopsis of the brand new sequence is described as following within the official press launch:
“The unique sequence revolves round a migrant steamship heading west to depart the previous continent from London to New York. The passengers, a combined bag of European origins, are united by their hopes and goals for the brand new century and their future overseas. Once they uncover one other migrant ship adrift on open sea, their journey takes an sudden flip. What they discover on board will flip their passage to the promised land right into a horrifying nightmare.”
An up to date synopsis gives much more hints at what we will anticipate:
“The eight episodes inform of the mysterious occasions through the voyage of an emigrant ship from Europe to New York. The passengers from probably the most numerous backgrounds stay up for the dawning century with hope.
All of them dream of a greater future overseas. Once they uncover a second ship on the open sea that has been lacking for months, their journey takes an sudden flip. What they discover on board turns their crossing to the promised land right into a nightmarish thriller. An internet of secrets and techniques appears to tie the previous of every passenger collectively.”
In a joint assertion, Friese and Odar commented:
“What actually made us connect with this concept was the idea of getting a very European present with a combined solid from totally different nations. At its coronary heart is the query of what unites us and what divides us. And the way worry generally is a set off for the latter.”
They elaborated on the thought later in a 2021 interview to Deadline:
The entire European angle was essential for us, not solely story clever but additionally the way in which we have been going to provide it. It actually needed to be a European collaboration, not simply solid but additionally crew. We felt that with the previous years of Europe being on the decline, we wished to present a counterpoint to Brexit, and to nationalism rising in numerous nations, to return to that concept of Europe and Europeans working and creating collectively.
What language will 1899 be in?
Showrunners Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese revealed that 1899 will probably be solely multilingual with every actor within the sequence talking their native tongue. That can even be how will probably be introduced on Netflix. Odar and Friese made it very clear that they take the language side very critically and so they need to symbolize each linguistic and cultural side as true as doable:
“Being true to the cultures and the languages was actually necessary, we by no means wished to have characters from totally different nations however everybody speaks English, We wished to discover this coronary heart of Europe, the place everybody comes from some other place and speaks a unique language, and language defines a lot of your tradition and your conduct.
We simply had a studying, partly on zoom, partly with actors who’re right here [in Germany], and it was such an incredible expertise to listen to everybody converse of their language, going from Spanish to French to Polish, and have all of it come collectively. I hope it’s going to make English-speaking folks be taught and love totally different languages as effectively.
1899 is pioneering by way of its dedication to authenticity of language. It’s thrilling to be a part of a very worldwide present. There will probably be factors within the present the place characters have issues speaking due to the languages – I don’t suppose it’s one thing we’ve seen earlier than.”
Who’s solid in 1899?
In December 2020, Deadline revealed that Cannes Movie Competition award-winner Emily Beecham has been solid in 1899, she’ll be enjoying the function of Maura Franklin. Beecham is understood for her roles in Little Joe, The Pursuit of Love and she or he is about to seem within the upcoming Emma Stone movie Cruella.
In Could 2021, Deadline introduced that Darkish alum Andreas Pietschmann was additionally becoming a member of the ensemble solid of 1899. Pietschmann performed older Jonas in Darkish and can play Eyk Larsen within the new sequence.
Since then, we’ve been given a extra full take a look at the solid. Right here’s who you’ll be seeing in 1899:
- 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) will play Clémence
- Miguel Bernardeau (Elite)
- Richard Hope (Piece of Cake)
- Clara Rosager (Morbius) will play Tove
- Jonas Bloquet (Elle) will play Lucien
You may view the full solid listing for 1899 right here.
The place is 1899 in manufacturing?
As seen within the tweet simply above, writing for 1899 began in 2020. As of March 2020, filming was scheduled to start in February 2021 with prepping beginning in September 2020. Nonetheless, filming appears to have been rescheduled. As of November 2020, based on a job description of a language assistant posted on filmarche.de, manufacturing is now set to start in April 2021 and finish by September of the identical 12 months. On Could 3, 2021 Deadline revealed that manufacturing for Netflix’s 1899 had already began in April in Babelsberg Studios, Germany.
On November 24, 2020 showrunner Baran bo Odar revealed on his Instagram that pre-production for 1899 has begun with a lens take a look at, providing us a primary glimpse on the costumes and the setting of the present. Sadly, this isn’t a solid reveal, because the folks within the pictures are stand-ins.
On January 5, 2021 Baran bo Odar revealed a photograph from Shepperton Studios, the place the pre-production of the sequence takes place. He additionally revealed that the acclaimed VFX studio Framestore will probably be engaged on the present. They’ve labored on such productions as The Witcher, The Boys, Surprise Lady 1984 and rather more.
In keeping with Odar’s manufacturing submit, Netflix’s 1899 will use digital LED units which might be stated to be the way forward for filming and should largely substitute inexperienced screens in the long term. They have been most just lately utilized in Disney’s The Mandalorian.
“It’s actually a brand new means of filmmaking, We spoke with the staff behind The Mandalorian, together with the DP [Barry Baz Idoine] to grasp the know-how extra. It was clearly difficult for every division, however we love challenges so we wished to strive it for this present.”
Reed Hastings (co-CEO of Netflix) additionally spoke concerning the groundbreaking LED screens in September 2021 saying Netflix is utilizing “probably the most superior manufacturing know-how on the earth”.
Filming for 1899 was initially set to happen throughout Europe, however these plans have been made earlier than Covid hit the world, so issues needed to be adjusted and the digital units have been a part of the answer. The showrunners defined that as effectively within the latest interview:
“We initially deliberate to journey to Spain, Poland, Scotland, all types of places. Fairly rapidly [after the pandemic started] we knew that may not be doable within the new future, so we totally embraced the thought of bringing Europe to us.”
Filming for the sequence wrapped in November 2021 with Baran bo Odar posting on Instagram:
“And that‘s a wrap on 1899! After 160 capturing days (117 major unit and 43 2nd unit) this unimaginable journey lastly ends… good night time. see you quickly.”
Listed below are just a few extra photos from the set of 1899 offered by Netflix the place you’ll be able to see the LED display screen in full impact.
In January 2022, we obtained an replace on the music being produced on the sequence with a sneak peak:
— What’s on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) February 25, 2022
What number of episodes will 1899 season one have?
1899 could have eight one-hour episodes in its first season. The pilot episode is known as “The Ship” as revealed by showrunner Baran bo Odar on his Instagram.
What’s the discharge date for 1899?
Initially the sequence was anticipated to drop on Netflix in 2021, however with an April 2021 manufacturing begin and a September 2021 wrap, that’s now unattainable and the primary season will definitely be launched someday in 2022.
It’s now been confirmed that 1899 is coming to Netflix in Autumn/Winter 2022.
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