Entertainment09 November 2022
Berlin, November 10, 2022 – Today, the long-awaited new mystery series 1899 from the makers of DARK celebrated its magnificent European premiere. It started out with quite a unique arrival… all guests, showrunners as well as the international ensemble cast were taken to the Funkhaus on chartered ships. From the decks of the ships, everyone had an unobstructed view of the spectacular light show in the style of 1899. The excitement of the sensational Black Carpet segment was followed by the screening of the first two episodes in the legendary Studio 1 where Season 2 of DARK had been filmed in the past.
Katja Hofem, Netflix Vice President Content DACH, greeted the guests with a warm welcome: Aside from showrunners and producers Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, the international ensemble cast including Andreas Pietschmann (DARK), Emily Beecham (The Pursuit of Love), Maciej Musiał (The Witcher), Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk), Miguel Bernardeau (Elite), Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen (The Rain, Borgen), Clara Rosager (The Rain), José Pimentão (Al Berto), Mathilde Ollivier (Boss Level), Jonas Bloquet (The Nun), Yann Gael (Sakho & Mangane), Isabella Wei (Our 4°c – Able World), Gabby Wong (Rogue One), Rosalie Craig (Lovesick), Maria Erwolter (The Ritual) and Alexandre Willaume (The Wheel of Time) were over the moon about the excitement of the audience. Steven Gätjen hosted the event.
Among the guests were Netflix stars Lea von Acken, Lisa Vicari, Melika Foroutan, Maxi Mundt, Laurence Rupp, Dimitrij Schaad, Trang Le Hong and Leopold Hornung. The numerous celebrity guests were utterly impressed by the must-see series of the year; those included Katja Riemann, Paula Romy, Jasmin Tabatabai, Kai Schumann, Riccardo Simonetti, Rick Okon, Sarah Brandner, Detlev Buck, Gina Stiebitz, Nadeshda Brennicke, Nadine Warmuth, Bruno Eyron, Morgan Ferru, Timo Jacobs, Sebastian Hülk, Stephan Kampwirth, Pierre Kiwitt, Anja Knauer, Hans-Werner Meyer, Amy Mußul, Daniele Rizzo, Paula Schramm, Martin Stange, Anna Unterberger, Quirin Berg, Kara Ann Hecker, Enya Elstner, David Dietl, Symba, André Schlechtriem, Xenia Assenza, Leon Blaschke, Sarah Hannemann, Katharina Heyer, Moritz Jahn, Tina Karol, Paul Lux, Annie Schilling and Anton Spieker as well as influencers Julia Wulff, Vanessa Kunz, Wilhelmine, Mareike Beluga, Alina Mour, Dalia Schmidt-Foss, Aminata Sanogo and Alica Schmidt.
Following the screening, guests could not only celebrate 1899 at the after-show party but also immerse themselves into the one-of-a-kind atmosphere of the series: The approximately 3,200 square foot Studio 2 was turned into a walkable 1899 experience with original sets of the show.
1899, the must-see series of the year, starts November 17, worldwide and exclusively on Netflix.
About 1899 The eight episodes follow mysterious events during the voyage of an immigrant ship from Europe to New York. The passengers, all of different backgrounds, are united by their hopes 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.
About DARK WAYS GmbH After their global success with DARK (Netflix), the showrunner duo Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar founded the production company DARK WAYS. With their company, they hope to produce high-quality stories and distribute them worldwide. The series 1899 marks the first production by DARK WAYS.
About DARK BAY GmbH DARK BAY is Europe’s first LED studio for virtual productions, founded by DARK WAYS and Studio Babelsberg in the historic halls of Potsdam Babelsberg. The virtual production studio is one of the biggest LED installations in the world and uses cutting-edge ROE Ruby LED panels. ARRI, FABER A.V., and FRAMESTORE were attracted as industry partners. DARK BAY’s first customer is the production 1899, offering future clients a well-proven setup.
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