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Netflix's most-anticipated mystery thriller series has just dropped

Gregory Robinson

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Netflix's most-anticipated mystery thriller series has just dropped

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Lovers of mystery TV shows will be over the moon to know that the most highly anticipated Netflix series in the genre has just landed today (Thursday 17th).

Watch the trailer below:

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Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, the makers of the acclaimed German science fiction thriller Dark which was acquired by Netflix globally, have teamed up once again on an exciting new project.

The series, titled 1899, tells the story of a group of European migrants travelling from London on a steamship on a voyage to New York City where the migrants hope to start new lives.

Most of the plot is shrouded in mystery but here is everything we can gather based on the trailer. The passengers, all of different backgrounds, are united by their hopes for a new century and their future abroad.

During the journey they encounter another migrant ship adrift on the open sea and their trip soon turns into a nightmare.

The journey to New York soon turns into a nightmare. Credit: Netflix
The journey to New York soon turns into a nightmare. Credit: Netflix

We see the travellers receive the foreboding message that another ship has been spotted in the unsettling trailer for the show.

The stark differences in wealth and class between the two ships is also evident, as the passengers on the Prometheus - which was believed to have sunk - seek some much-needed help.

What the migrants find on board the Prometheus will turn their passage to the promised land into a nightmarish riddle, connecting each of the passenger’s pasts as secrets are revealed.

The series has an incredibly large 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).

A mystery soon unfolds when a lost ship is discovered. Credit: Netflix
A mystery soon unfolds when a lost ship is discovered. Credit: Netflix

All eight episodes will be released at once for viewers at home to binge the entire mystery all in one go.

The series is set to be a feast for the eyes after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings teased just how advanced the technology used to bring the story to life is.

"Right now, the most advanced production technology in the world is here [in Berlin for 1899], it’s really cutting edge and amazing,” Hastings said.

We cannot wait!

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film

Gregory Robinson
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