Netflix’s net unique hit 1899 had its world premiere at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) but now the question is when does it come out for the rest of us?
The international horror series, which is set on a 19th-century migrant ship on its way to New York, has premiered the first two episodes of the eight-part series at the film festival but isn’t coming to Netflix soon enough.
1899, Netflix’s upcoming period series, comes from Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, the creators of Dark, the streaming service’s critically acclaimed German sci-fi thriller – so it can only be assumed the show will be horror-esque and a bit twisted.
The Netflix synopsis reads: ‘A migrant steamship heads west to leave the old continent. The passengers, a mixed bag of European origins, united by their hopes and dreams for the new century and their future abroad.
‘But their journey takes an unexpected turn when they discover another migrant ship adrift on open sea. What they will find on board, will turn their passage to the promised land into a horrifying nightmare.’
The ship discovered by the migrants is the Prometheus, which leaves even more questions like where has the Prometheus been? How did it get off course? And, most importantly, where are all the passengers?
What’s unique about the show is each character will speak in their native language – as most would when they were making the journey to America from Europe during the time period.
According to the TIFF site. viewers should watch out for the clues – symbols, numbers, and dates – left by the creators to bring the show together.
Netflix’s 1899 cast
The cast is made up of a large ensemble with some stellar names. Fans of Cruella and The Pursuit of Love are in look as Emily Beecham will play Maura Franklin.
Whereas, Andreas Pietschmann has moved over from the creators’ previous hit Dark where he played older Jonas, and will take on the role of Eyk Larsen.
Other cast members include Anton Lesser (Pirates of the Caribbean), Aneurin Barnard (The Pact, Dunkirk), Alexandre Willaume, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Mathilde Ollivier, Miguel Bernardeau, Richard Hope, Clara Rosager, Fflyn Edwards and Jonas Bloquet.
When Does 1899 Come Out?
Although lucky festival-goers at TIFF have already had their first taste of the show for the rest of us 1899 won’t come out on the streaming site until winter 2022.
However, according to a What’s on Netflix insider, 1899 aims to release on Netflix globally on November 24, 2022.