From the creators of the award-winning German series Dark, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, new Netflix Original mystery-series 1899 has today announced the start of production, and we’ve got the first look at this truly international series!
The huge ensemble cast includes Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musial, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Rosalie Craig, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, José Pimentão, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Jonas Bloquet, Fflyn Edwards, Alexandre Willaume and Anton Lasser, plus more.
The eight episodes follow the mysterious circumstances around the voyage of an immigrant ship from Europe to New York. The passengers, all of different backgrounds and nationalities, are united by their hopes and dreams for a new century and their future abroad. When they discover a second ship adrift on the open sea that had gone missing for months, their journey takes an unexpected turn. What they find on board will turn their passage to the promised land into a nightmare-like riddle, connecting each of the passenger’s pasts through a web of secrets.
1899 is set be a truly multi-language series, with the characters will speak in the language of their origin – it’s particularly unique as filming is taking place in a newly custom built virtual production stage. The largest LED “Volume” of its kind in Europe, which unlocks the ability to capture a significant amount of complex visual effects shots in-camera through virtual sets and locations created with game engine technology, at Babelsberg Studios, just outside Berlin.