1899 season 2 CANCELLED – why did Netflix cancel?

January 2, 2023
Adam Lock 14
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1899 season 2 CANCELLED – why did Netflix cancel? We discuss the shocking news behind a major cancellation on the streaming platform.

The filmmaking duo and real-life partners Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar are back after their hugely successful series Dark concluded back in 2020. Their hotly anticipated follow-up series, titled 1899, is an epic period drama set aboard the passenger ship the Kerberos. Just like their first Netflix original, this latest offering involves mystery, elements of horror, and a healthy dose of science fiction spectacle to draw in unsuspecting viewers once again.

The series focuses on the disappearance of a similarly designed ship, called the Prometheus, which has strong links to the crew and passengers aboard the Kerberos. Captain Eyk Larsen (Andreas Pietschmann) and his ship mates discover this missing ghost ship whilst journeying to New York across the formidable Atlantic Ocean. Untold horrors and unparalleled mysteries await the unfortunate individuals aboard the Kerberos, when these two ships are grounded beside one another.

Season one of 1899 is an addictive and puzzling thrill ride, teasing small snippets of information about its cast of characters and further mysteries with each episode. All the installments seem to end with unfathomable cliffhangers that will surely divide viewers. The show is beautifully crafted in every department, from the cinematic visuals to the atmospheric score, with a gripping script and impressive ensemble. This is superb craftsmanship all around that needs to be applauded, but will Netflix be returning to these perilous seas for a second installment?

1899 season 2 CANCELLED – why did Netflix cancel?

Update on January 2nd, 2023

It has been confirmed by an official source that there will not be a second season of 1899 – Netflix have cancelled the series. Creator Baran Bo Odar confirmed via his Instagram page of the news:

With a heavy heart we have to tell you that 1899 will not be renewed. We would have loved to finish this incredible jounrey with a 2nd and 3rd season as we did we 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.

We love you. Never forget.

Bo & Jantje

This may not be a huge surprise to many. Netflix cancel a lot of shows based on watch-hours data, but there was a huge expectation from the streaming service that they may give 1899 a chance, especially due to the success of Dark, which gathered a large fan base over time. Maybe this is the sign of things to come for Netflix, with a more cutthroat approach in mind.

We are disappointed. This is a big blow for those who enjoyed Dark and wanted another series that was equally thought-provoking.

Update on November 15th, 2022

At this moment in time, 1899 has not been renewed by Netflix, but we expect more news in due course. Dark, the first German-language original from Netflix ran for three seasons, totaling 26 episodes. The show managed to conclude in a satisfactory fashion, somehow ending its intricate narrative in a believable manner. Dark was an exemplary TV series, but it must have seemed like a hard sell at the time. Imagine pitching a German science fiction series with complex time travel plotting. Yet it was worth the gamble, becoming a hit for the streaming platform. Hopefully, 1899 can provide similar results.

The series involves multiple languages, multiple storylines, and many complicated characters. It is easy enough to follow but requires multiple watches to take it all in. Audiences may be put off by the show’s complex nature and dizzying twists, although that may be doing the average viewer a disservice. I believe the public wants to be entertained and equally perplexed these days. That is why Dark succeeded in the first place. Audiences want to be able to put the pieces together and try to solve these mysteries for themselves. And the trickier the puzzle, the better the experience.

I think 1899 could be a huge success for Netflix, and thus I’m predicting that it will be renewed by the streaming giants in due course. It’s not that hard to surmise really going on Dark’s history. The company is clearly onto a winner with this series and its continued partnership with Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar. Hopefully, 1899 is just as successful and leads to further ventures for the German duo. As always, we’ll keep you posted on any updates in the pending renewal of 1899.

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14 thoughts on “1899 season 2 CANCELLED – why did Netflix cancel?

  • January 2, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    canceled my netlfix account after hearing this. they renew dogshit productions like the witcher but cancel original material.

  • January 2, 2023 at 8:55 pm

    Netflix should be ashamed, they lack integrity and quality.

  • January 2, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    HATE Netflix!! Such bull. They cancel the best shows! Just finished 1899 last night and was so excited for another season.

  • January 2, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    They cancel quality and leave crappy series. This is insane!

  • January 2, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Absolute lunacy why do Netflix keep doing this with brilliant shows at least give them a serious to wrap up the storyline rather than levers on cliffhangers I’m getting fed up with Netflix now there’s less and less on there may cancel subscription once I finished what I’m watching

  • January 3, 2023 at 3:36 am

    I guess quality shows cost money. It makes sense but it still blows.

  • January 3, 2023 at 5:11 am

    Come on! Netflix you better than this! Bring season 2 and 3 back! Please!!

  • January 3, 2023 at 7:30 am

    I’ll cancel my Netflix account. I’m tired of Neitflex; just like The OA, Netflix cancelled the amazing shows

  • January 3, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    NETFLIX has a serious proplem keeping up with SCFI or mind puzzling shows.I am really dissapointed.Most of the sequel shows I have watched on NETFLIX has been discontinued.That includes “Other life”, “AWAY”, “Messia” and now, after finishing watching the “1899” on the 3rd of Junuary, I found out that there is not going to be a season “2”. The only reason I will not cancel my account is because my wife asked me not to, because the shows she has chosen to watch made it to their next season (so far).
    Maybe it is just me, watching the wrong shows.
    Just hate the bitter taste of being oblised to accept a decision, that I do not like, without being asked by the authority, that I pay every month, to make such a decision.
    Mind puzzling, isn’t it…?

  • January 15, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Such a good show, so different and a pleasure to watch. So sad to hear that a season two will not be available. I do hope this chages.

  • January 27, 2023 at 5:45 pm

    Encourage the creators of the show to Write the second and third series in book format . The popularity will grow and another production company will have the intelligence to make season two & three.

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  • February 27, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    THIS is my beef with netflix. I just rcently got my account up and running and watched this show and feel in LOVE then got my heart broke finding out its canceled…. its a perfect show what more could you possibly ask for?? They green light all these s**t movies and series and then cancel all the good ones. Im honestly baffled. They need to narrow their scope a little bit. Look at apple tv and amazon prime. They dont have as many originals but their all top quality snd you dont see many of them being canceled before the veiwers can get a satisfactory resolution….. they couldve at least gave one more season, i know they still wouldve made money off it, like you said the success of their previous work proves they’ve got the fanbase

  • March 23, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    I could not agree more strongly with Lance’s suggestion for the creators to produce novelizations of the second and third seasons. What a great cast to lose, too. Netflix is evil and stupid, never a happy combination

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