After just one season, Netflix has cancelled the popular science fiction series 1899. The show was the brainchild of Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, who previously created the popular Netflix series Dark. Dark and 1899 both enjoyed having intriguing plots that kept the audience guessing. The Kerberos ship’s crew and passengers were the main focus of 1899, as were the sinister mysteries linking their voyage to that of the Prometheus, a ship that had lately vanished.
Co-creator of 1899 Baran bo Odar revealed on Instagram that Netflix decided not to renew the show for a second season. In a joint statement, Bo and co-creator Jantje expressed their regret that Netflix decided not to renew 1899, which would prevent season 2 from solving the mystery that was left unresolved by the season 1 end. The show’s co-creator also revealed that the original idea was for 1899 to tell its twists and turns over the course of three seasons, just like Netflix’s Dark. The statement ends with a thank you to 1899’s followers, and the authors mention the effect the news would have on millions of people.
The conclusion of 1899’s first season saw Maura chose to awaken from the virtual environment she had created after finally remembering her past. As Maura discovered when she awoke in the finale that the Kerberos’s remaining crew and passengers were dozing out in pods all around her, the 1899 Prometheus ship was actually a spacecraft. With an outside shot of the spacecraft travelling into space in the year 2099, the audience learns that Maura is aboard the Project Prometheus spacecraft. The conclusion of 1899 gave season 2 the chance to see Maura attempting to determine if she is in the actual world or a simulation run by her brother Cirian, who was revealed to be in charge of the previous Kerberos simulation.
What could be the hypothetical plotline for Season 2?
There have been numerous hypotheses regarding what the second season of 1899 would have looked like. The Kerberos’ crew and passengers discovered the missing Prometheus ship drifting at sea in the first episode of the dark show’s first season. The conclusion of 1899 revealed that the entire season’s events occurred inside a simulation that the protagonist Maura had built even though she had no recollection of them. It was revealed that the sci-fi twist was connected to Maura’s desire to establish a location where she could be with her son, Elliot. When Maura moved her son’s conscience to the virtual time loop reality she built in 1899, it became clear that Elliot was dealing with a major sickness back in the actual world and might even be dying from it.
Another notable series that has not received a renewal from Netflix recently is 1899. In the past couple of years, subscribers have frequently used social media to urge Netflix to reconsider the cancellation of a few projects. Before 1899 also suffered cancellation by Netflix, the fantasy series Warrior Nun was the most recent example of the streamer’s tendency. In the case of Warrior Nun, Netflix fared even worse, with viewers claiming on social media that the streaming service intended the programme to fail considering how little promotion there was for the debut of Warrior Nun season 2. That wasn’t an issue with 1899 because its makers had previously collaborated with Netflix on the hit series Dark.