Netflix Cancels One Of Its Best Shows After One Season


The Netflix original German show 1899 has been officially cancelled only after one season. It was a series many fans of Dark were looking forward to. Creators of the show revealed its fate on the social media site, Instagram.

1899 is the creation of Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. They are well known for making another Netflix original Dark.

Dark had a lot of praise for almost everything, from its visuals, music, casting and more. It’s also Netflix’s first German original series.

And just like Dark, 1899 also received a lot of praise. Because Dark had so many twists and turns, fans of the show were looking forward to seeing what was in store for them in 1899.

Many fans anticipated what 1899 offered. Unfortunately, we may never see the end of this interesting show.

Netflix Cancels 1899 After One Season


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Baran bo Odar posted a small message on Instagram that devastated followers of the show.

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. That’s life. 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.

Showrunners planned for the series to have three seasons, similar to the Dark. Fans of the Dark knows that the story only gets better after each season.

And Dark was just one of those incredible shows that didn’t prolong its stay.

Personally, I can even consider Dark as one of the best shows Netflix has done for the past few years. It’s still worth watching today.

1899 takes place on a steamship called the Kerberos. As they travel to America, they stumbled upon a distress signal from a ship missing months earlier, the Prometheus.

After discovering the ship, many weird and mysterious things happen. It was a very compelling show, just as Dark was.

Although I have to admit that the pacing of 1899 slowed a bit compared to the other show. Still, it’s an incredible series.

Unfortunately, the show ends with a major cliffhanger. And its conclusion is something we may never see after all.

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Netflix’s 1899 had ambition and I presume that it was difficult to make. I loved the fact that the show didn’t shy away from its diverse cast.

The production was top-notch and obviously much improved than Dark was. The show had high expectations, and it is likely that Netflix had that too.

We don’t really know the numbers Netflix was expecting to get 1899 that follow-up season. 1899 even had difficulty competing with shows within the streaming service itself.

The show struggled to stay in Netflix’s own top 10 shows. It left the list five weeks after its initial release.

People have been criticizing the popular streaming network Netflix for cancelling shows left and right. Regardless of how good or bad the show is, it’s actually unpredictable if a show will continue its story.

Let alone the possibility of moving to another network. Warrior Nun, Raising Dion and Archive 81 are examples of incredible shows that have been cancelled for unknown reasons.

It’s just sad to see that 1899 had promise, just like the other shows I mentioned, but failed under the eyes of Netflix.

What do you think of Netflix’s cancellation of 1899? Were you looking forward to watching the second season as we did?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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  1. Guestspeaker

    No we did not like the series at all and found it a waste of time watching it until the end which was no end. Perhaps Netflix saw the numbers of viewers decreasing episode after episode and as such had good reasons not to go for another season.

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