Why Was Netflix 1899 Canceled? Official Announcement From Creators

Sadly for fans of the multi-lingual drama 1899, which premiered on the platform on Nov. 17, 2022, the creators have just confirmed on Instagram that the show will not return for more seasons. This is a pretty big surprise for those who have been following along with the series, which saw impressive viewership numbers and was in Netflix’s Top 10 shows for multiple weeks.1899 is one of Netflix’s most ambitious shows to date, created by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar who previously captivated audiences worldwide with their twisty drama Dark. Why was Netflix 1899 canceled?

Why was Netflix 1899 canceledSource: Entertainment Weekly

It has been confirmed by an official source that there will not be a second season of 1899 – Netflix have cancelled the series. Creator Baran Bo Odar confirmed via his Instagram page of the news:
With a heavy heart, we have to tell you that 1899 will not be renewed. We would have loved to finish this incredible jounrey with a 2nd and 3rd season as we did we Dark. But sometimes things don’t turn out the way you planned. That’s life. 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.

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This may not be a huge surprise to many. Netflix canceled a lot of shows based on watch-hours data, but there was a huge expectation from the streaming service that they may give 1899 a chance, especially due to the success of Dark, which gathered a large fan base over time. Maybe this is the sign of things to come for Netflix, with a more cutthroat approach in mind.

Why was Netflix 1899 canceledSource: CNET

Another theory raises from the movie’s cost. 1899's cancellation might have something to do with costs (just take a peek at Netflix's behind-the-scenes special Making 1899 for a look at all that tech ( including groundbreaking LED sets). The series is a must-watch because of the technology they used to create it. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Friese and bo Odar decided to do something new with 1899 by using “The Volume” instead of traditional green screens. If you love 1899, you should definitely check out the documentary that came out alongside the series, titled Making 1899, which takes viewers behind the scenes of the highly sophisticated production.

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The streaming service has been pinching pennies since 2019 when price hikes saw subscribers bailing by the bucketload. Netflix currently appears to be back on track, spending $17 billion on content in 2022.
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Fans of the Netflix show have already established a petition to save it, of course. is a website that provides you with sport updates and Entertainment news to brighten your day. Don’t hesitate to visit our site to know more about entertainment news.
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