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1899 - World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival and First Look images

1899 - World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival and First Look images


Berlin, August 10, 2022 - On September 13th, the mystery series 1899 will celebrate its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (tiff). The first two episodes will be screened as part of the Primetimeprogramme, which features compelling television series from Canada and around the world. The premiere will be attended by showrunners Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar as well as actors Emily Beecham and Andreas Pietschmann

Already in 2014 Friese and Odar premiered their movie Who Am I at tiff. Two years later in 2017 the creative duo celebrated the world premiere of the Netflix mystery series DARK, which became a worldwide hit and delighted critics and fans alike.  

If you are interested in speaking to showrunners Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar or actors Emily Beecham and Andreas Pietschmann whilst they are at tiff (face to face interviews or virtually), please send your inquiries before August 19th to

The first look images provide a first glimpse of the must-see series of the year, featuring close-ups of Andreas Pietschmann (Eyk), Emily Beecham (Maura), Aneurin Barnard (Daniel) and Fflyn Edwards (Elliot), as well as an atmospheric ensemble image set against the backdrop of the ballroom at the heart of the ship.

1899 launches later this year exclusively on Netflix.

Press material is available in our Media Center and a link to the series on Netflix can be found HERE.

About 1899

The eight episodes follow the mysterious circumstances around the voyage of an immigrant ship from Europe to New York. The passengers, all of different backgrounds and nationalities, are united by their hopes and dreams 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.


After their worldwide success with the hit series DARK (Netflix), the showrunner duo, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, founded the production company DARK WAYS. With their company, they want to produce quality stories and market them globally. With the series 1899 DARK WAYS starts its first production.


DARK BAY is Europe's first permanently installed LED-studio for virtual productions. Founded by DARK WAYS and Studio Babelsberg in the historic sound stages of Potsdam Babelsberg, the "Virtual Production" studio is one of the world's largest LED installations, using state-of-the-art ROE LED-panels. In addition, industry partners ARRI, FABER A.V., and FRAMESTORE are involved in the development of the studio. DARK BAY's first customer is the Netflix production 1899 and will offer future customers a proven setup.

About Netflix

Netflix is the largest streaming entertainment service in the world, with 221 million paying members in over 190 countries, providing access to a wide selection of diverse series, documentaries, feature films, reality and comedy formats, and mobile games in numerous languages. Members can stream the content anytime, anywhere, and with almost any Internet-enabled device, without making any long-term commitments. Playback of the selected titles can be started, paused, and continued at any time without commercial interruptions.

Katia Jacoby


Nico Werner

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