The first teaser trailer reveals that fans of Dark will be right at home with the story, which is brimming with mysteries, curious artifacts and symbols, cryptic individuals, important dates, and gloomy cinematography. Even though the Dark elements feel familiar, a story filled with mysteries is hardly a bad thing, and it looks like we can already start forming some theories as to what inhabits the lost ship.
In addition, the trailer reveals 1899’s production values, which extend to a huge cast, intricate scenarios, impressive costume designs, and ambitious special effects. Story-wise, the narration suggests that observation will be key to unveiling whichever secrets and riddles that the series will throw at us, and shifting our perspective will be necessary to fully grasp it. So it’ll soon be time to speculate.
When speaking to Deadline about their new show, series creators, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, revealed that there will be no time travel in 1899 – the main plot point of Dark – because they’ve quite literally been there, done that: “We don’t repeat ourselves, we really hate that, but it’s going to be a fun puzzle for the audience.” They also revealed that most of the fun will lay in figuring out each character’s mystery: “All the passengers on the ship are traveling with secrets that they don’t want to get out. It’s built like a puzzle again.”
Set to be a multilingual series, the series features Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones), Alexandre Willaume (The Wheel of Time), Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk), Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen (The Rain), Mathilde Ollivier (Overlord), Miguel Bernardeau (Elite), Clara Rosager (Morbius), Richard Hope (Broadchurch), and Jonas Bloquet (Elle).
Netflix is yet to announce the release date for Season 1 of 1899, but check out the trailer below
Check out the official synopsis here:
The original series revolves around a migrant steamship heading west to leave the old continent from London to New York. The passengers, a mixed bag of European origins, are united by their hopes and dreams for the new century and their future abroad. When they discover another migrant ship adrift on open sea, their journey takes an unexpected turn. What they find on board will turn their passage to the promised land into a horrifying nightmare.