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1899 - Premiere trailer gives exclusive insights into the mega-event of the year

1899 - Premiere trailer gives exclusive insights into the mega-event of the year

View the exclusive premiere trailer HERE.

Images from the Black Carpet and the after-show party are available HERE.

Berlin, November 11, 2022 – Extraordinary moments: Netflix releases exclusive insights into yesterday’s premiere of the long-awaited mystery series 1899. The trailer shows the highlights from a spectacular evening at the Funkhaus Berlin, from the arrival on a chartered ship, in the style of 1899, to the excitement on the stunning Black Carpet and the immersive experience that allowed influencers and fans alike to dive into the world of 1899. Not to mention, of course, the exuberant after-show party.

Showrunner and author Jantje Friese was seemingly overwhelmed by the fans’ reactions: “We did all this together, with a true passion for the details.” Showrunner and producer Baran bo Odar concluded, “We’re extremely proud of the show.”

Actor Andreas Pietschmann said about the incredible event: “It’s unbelievable, what they’ve created here, it was like coming home – beautiful and touching.” His co-star actress Emily Beecham spoke about the magnificently recreated set within the 1899 experience, “I was just in the mental asylum; I felt like I was on set.”

The star-studded guestlist of the European premiere included Katja Riemann, who was blown-away by the showrunners: “What they create together, the worlds they build and the mysteries they weave, are absolutely fantastic.” Laurence Rupp also seemed utterly impressed after the screening of the first two episodes, “I’m really blown away.” And Dimitrij Schaad summed up the special event as follows: “It’s totally crazy. I’ve never been to such an atmospheric and thoroughly successful premiere.”

 1899 premieres on November 17, exclusively on Netflix.

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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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