Dark was a game-changer for Netflix. The German production took care of it with her Spaanse the paper house before the company really discovered the potential of international productions.
Much has changed since then. Netflix has rolled out international production centers and is investing significantly more in local content, rather than relying solely on American Originals. The idea that subscribers don’t swallow captions is outdated in 2021.
1899: new project from the Dark creators
This is good, because the European Union, for example, will soon require that a certain percentage of content be produced locally. Flooding Europe with American productions is therefore no longer enough.
Return to Dark. The series, launched without too many fuss, became a worldwide success and has since seen three seasons. Now the creators, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, are ready for a new project. A series which, fortunately, also comes from Netflix.
Then we talk about the drama series 1899. The historical series takes place on a migrant boat which is in 1899 sails from Europe to the United States. During the trip, the boat meets another migrant ship floating at sea, and their journey quickly turns into a nightmare.
Weird, wild and crazy
Friese and Olar don’t want to say anything about the plot, but fans say it Dark rest assured. “We know Dark everyone can be sure it’s going to be something weird, wild and crazy, ”the creative duo told Deadline.
Don’t expect the chaos of time travel. The German team have stressed on several occasions in the past that they do not want to repeat the same round. Fans of the mystery and puzzle element of Dark can at least look forward to 1899: “All the passengers on the ship are traveling with secrets they want to hide. It has been put together like a puzzle. “
International and multilingual distribution
With a bit of luck 1899 as strong as Dark. In any case, it will not be the cast. This includes Emily Beecham (Cruella), Aneurin Barnard (The goldfinch), Miguel Bernardeau (Elite), Anton Lesser (Game of thrones) in Maciej Musial (The witcher).
Names from all kinds of countries, everything you’ll see on Netflix Oirginal. The series will be multilingual: “Being faithful to cultures and languages was very important, we never wanted characters from different countries, but that everyone always spoke English. We wanted to explore this heart of Europe, where everyone comes from elsewhere and speaks a different language, and where language determines a large part of your culture and behavior. “
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The show is currently being filmed on a virtual set in Germany, similar to the approach of The Mandalorian. The pandemic has made continuous travel across Europe with the entire cast not an option. Instead, they decided to film some background material, which is then shown on screens behind the cast. Exactly: as with The Mandalorian. In fact, they are building the largest virtual set in Europe for this.
It is not yet known when exactly 1899 will be released. Fans are being kind at the moment with the teaser below.
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