After one season, Netflix’s 1899 has been cancelled.
In a joint statement on Monday, showrunners Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar made the announcement on Instagram.
“With a heavy heart we have to tell you that 1899 will not be renewed,” the statement read. “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.”
The eight-episode Netflix series, which followed the journey of a steamship carrying migrants heading west, debuted on November 17, 2022. The journey soon takes an unexpectedly terrifying turn when another migrant ship, the Prometheus, is found adrift on the open sea. This forces the group of passengers to confront a baffling series of occurrences.
The international ensemble cast of the multilingual series included, among others, Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musial, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Rosalie Craig, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, José Pimento, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Jonas Bloquet, Fflyn Edwards,
In a meeting with The Hollywood Columnist, Adar and Friese prodded that they had proactively had thoughts briefly and third season for 1899.
The series was a development of Adar and Friese’s past series Dim, which went on for three seasons. The streamer offered Friese and Odar an exclusive, multi-year contract in 2018. 1899 was the pair’s first new series under their overall Netflix deal, making it the first European overall deal for Netflix.