‘Dark’ Creators Follow European Migrants In New Drama In Prep For Netflix


The streaming giant is pursuing its collaboration with Jantje Friese and Baran Bo Odar, creators of the hit series “Dark” — Netflix’s first German-language original production. Their new project, “1899,” will follow European migrants as they try to make it to the US.

A year after the launch of “Dark” — one of Netflix’s biggest non-English-language hits — the streaming site has announced the development of a new drama called “1899” and themed on migration, a subject very much on the agenda in the US and in Europe.

The drama will follow the plight of European migrants as they make the terrifying journey to the US. After leaving from London aboard a steamship, these men and women hope to make it safely to New York. However, their crossing takes an unexpected turn when they cross paths with another migrant boat adrift in the ocean.

“What they find on board will turn their passage to the promised land into a horrifying nightmare,” Netflix said in a statement.

A launch date is yet to be announced. Meanwhile, Netflix subscribers are still awaiting the second season of “Dark,” the supernatural fantasy drama launched in December last year. This German answer to “Stranger Things” is set in the fictional town of Winden. Shrouded in the forest and neighboring a nuclear power plant, this small German town is the scene of mysterious disappearances.