A sad day for lovers of mysticism and the supernatural: the 1899 series, which premiered on Netflix on November 17, will not receive the rights to a second season.
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Netflix canceled another series
The new series from Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, co-authors of the sensational “Darkness”, has not yet managed to find its audience. “It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that 1899 will not be renewed. We would love to complete this incredible journey with a second and third season, as we did for Darkness,” the duo said in an Instagram post.
Surprising news, especially since the program received mostly positive reviews and attracted a large audience. Thus, in the first month of operation, “1899” recorded 1.111 billion minutes of views and even surpassed even the fifth season of the popular TV series “The Crown”.
Recall that “1899” tells about the journey of immigrants from different countries, sailing aboard an ocean liner in the direction of America. Their journey takes an unexpected turn when they encounter a drifting ship on the high seas that has been missing for months.
If in Les Numériques we weren’t convinced by the crude script and rough acting, we have to admit that the series offered a neat atmosphere and a rather promising supernatural and mysterious plot. And it’s always a shame to see another program interrupted just a few weeks after its release. Usual operation for Netflix: among the series recently sacrificed by the streaming platform, we can mention the excellent Archive 81, as well as The Midnight Club, Resident Evil, Space Force, On the Verge or even Blockbuster.
If most of these series really weren’t popular enough to qualify for a sequel, it’s unfortunate that cancellations have become too systematic. A series is something that builds over time, with stories taking place over several seasons, and those interruptions to up-and-coming shows frustrate subscribers over time.
In 2022, Netflix officially canceled 23 series, but dozens more are in limbo, with no word on their termination or possible renewal.