1899 Canceled at Netflix

By Jessica Lerner 

In another surprising TV cancelation, Netflix won’t renew the German period mystery-sci-fi show 1899, ending the series after one season.

Series co-creator Baran bo Odar broke the news on Instagram in a letter signed by Odar and fellow co-creator Jantje Freise.

“With a heavy heart we have to tell you that ‘1899’ will not be renewed,” they said. “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.”


“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,” they continued. “We love you. Never forget.”

The show premiered on Netflix on Nov. 17. In the series, immigrants traveling on a steamship from London to New York discover a second ship at sea and become entangled in a mysterious riddle.

The series starred Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann and Miguel Bernardeau.

The international production entered Netflix’s Top 10 chart at No. 2 in its first week of release, trailing only The Crown Season 5. The show received over 79.27 million hours of viewing in just four days.