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Netflix viewers divided after watching ‘mind-blowing’ thriller that was canceled after one series

Netflix viewers divided after watching ‘mind-blowing’ thriller that was canceled after one series

The Netflix thriller was described as being in the same 'calibre of the 'Lost' series'

Netflix fans are raving over a 'gem' of a thriller which they say was a 'tragedy' to have been canceled after just one season.

If you'd already binge-watched your way through a six-part mini-series which 'makes you forget your phone exists' and fancy another 'mind-blowing' thriller, then the streaming service has you covered.

Cast, crew and synopsis

The series was created by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar (best known for co-creating Dark) and directed by Odar.

It stars the likes of Emma Beecham (Guy Ritchie's The Covenant), Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) and Andreas Pietschmann (Dark).

Set in 1899, the sci-fi thriller - titled 1899 - focuses on a group of European emigrants who set off from Southhampton, UK in a bid to travel to New York City.

The journey sees the group step onboard a steamship named Kerberos, but is the ship all as it seems and will they ever reach their destination?

A thriller you haven't yet seen?! (Netflix)
A thriller you haven't yet seen?! (Netflix)


The show has achieved an impressive Rotten Tomatoes tomatometer score of 77 percent, alongside an average audience score of 75.

And despite first being released onto the streaming service in 2022, some Netflix users are only just stumbling upon 1899 for the first time.

A viewer took to LADbible's Facebook group Netflix Bangers to share their thoughts on the series on Thursday (June 13).

They wrote: "If you’ve got Netflix (which most of you likely do) Introducing…'1899' - a gem that Netflix decided to bury by cancelling it. A tradegy truly…

"Amazing original Plot, a variety of great characters, absolutely stunning. Think a show the calibre of the 'Lost' series. Check. It. Out."

And it's not taken long for others to flock to the post to weigh in.

Your face when you realise it was canceled after one season (Netflix)
Your face when you realise it was canceled after one season (Netflix)

One user said: "I really loved it. I was so mad when I found out they were cancelling it. The last episode blew my mind and I was pumped to see what was gonna happen next."

Responding to others who found the series 'confusing' another wrote: "People are used to having movies explained to them. You have to have a logical mind to understand Baran Odor’s films. If you haven’t seen Dark, I also highly recommend! Same dark theme, some of the same actors and the same twists, turns and critical thinking you have to put into it to understand it. Beautiful pieces of film!"

"Loved this show. I hate when they make great programs and discontinue them," a third commented.

Indeed, despite the outpouring of love for the show both on Rotten Tomatoes and on social media, Odar confirmed 1899 would not be receiving a second season in a statement shared to his Instagram.

The statement concluded: "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.

"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."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

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