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Netflix cancel ‘1899’ after one season

Netflix has cancelled the new sci-fi mystery series 1899 after only one season. Low completion rates among viewers and critical reviews calling it confusing were enough for the streaming giant to scrap the show. 

The show had considerable pedigree behind it, so this move highlights Netflix’s continued cut-throat approach in order to prevent losses and ensure maximised profits moving forward amid a volatile climate for streamers. 

The psychologically stirring series followed “multinational immigrants travelling from the old continent to the new encounter a nightmarish riddle aboard a second ship adrift on the open sea.”

That mysterious synopsis is as vague as the understanding that you can garner from a casual viewing. So, perhaps given the hectic time of year when the series was launched, the timing set the show up for an ill-fated voyage. 

Creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Freise confirmed the cancellation in a statement reading: “With a heavy heart we have to tell you that 1899 will not be renewed. 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.”

Adding: “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.”

Having already launched huge hits like Dark (2017), the creative pair will no doubt be back again after this unfortunate eight-episode flop.