‘1899’ release date announced: When does Netflix’s mystery period drama start?

Netflix has confirmed when its new international drama 1899 will premiere.

From the creators of Netflix’s award-winning German show Dark, the hugely anticipated mystery series was first announced in May 2021.

1899 follows the mysterious circumstances on board an immigrant ship, the Kerberos, as it travels from Europe to New York at the end of the 19th century.

Watch the official trailer:


The official synopsis reads: “The passengers, all of different backgrounds and nationalities, are united by their hopes and dreams for a new century and their future abroad.

“When they discover a second ship adrift on the open sea that had gone missing for months, their journey takes an unexpected turn.

“What they find on board will turn their passage to the promised land into a nightmare-like riddle, connecting each of the passenger’s pasts through a web of secrets.”

As part of Netflix’s global fan event Tadum at the weekend, the release date for 1899 was officially revealed:


All eight episodes will arrive on Netflix to stream from Thursday 17th November.

The series began filming last summer, utilising a custom built virtual production stage near Berlin, Germany, similar to the effects stages used in the recent Star Wars television series.

1899 is described as “a multi-language series,” with the characters speaking in their own language.

Its cast includes actors from all over the world, including British cast members Emily Beecham (Cruella), Anton Lesser (Endeavour), and Aneurin Barnard (War & Peace).

Writer, producer and showrunner Jantje Friese previously commented: “1899 is a truly European series with characters from various countries speaking in the language of their origin.”

She added: “We feel very fortunate to have found amazing talent from all over the world to venture into this exciting journey with us.”

Dark creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar are reteaming with a number of their previous collaborators on Dark, including director of photography Nikolaus Summerer, and composer Ben Frost.

If this series is even half as captivating as Dark, then viewers will be in for a treat.