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    Netflix Has Started Production On Spooky Period Mystery Series "1899", And I Can't Wait To Watch It

    All the best stories happen at sea.

    Netflix has just started production on a brand new period mystery series called 1899, and I'm already pretty obsessed by it.

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    The streaming giant are joining up with Berlin based production company DARK WAYS to produce the show. The newly set-up company is helmed by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, the creators behind award-winning German series, DARK.

    The original eight-episode series takes place aboard an immigrant ship sailing from Europe to New York. The passengers, all of different backgrounds and nationalities, are united by their hopes and dreams for a new future, but they're not at sea for long before their journey takes an ~unexpected~ turn.


    When the passengers discover a second ship adrift on the open sea that has been missing for months, 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.

    1899 will feature an ensemble cast including Miguel Bernardeau, Emily Beecham, Yann Gael, Rosalie Craig, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Aneurin Barnard, and Gabby Wong among others.

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    "[It] is a truly European series with characters from various countries speaking in the language of their origin", showrunner Jantje has said. "We feel very fortunate to have found amazing talent from all over the world to venture into this exciting journey with us."

    Filming for the show will use a custom built virtual production stage known as "the Volume", which allows filmmakers to capture complex visual effects shots through virtual sets and locations. Similar technology has already been used in shows like The Mandalorian.


    Of the virtual production stage, director Baran has said "the infrastructure is a cutting-edge innovation for the German production landscape, and could also bring enormous creative benefits for filmmakers and creatives worldwide." He also thanked Netflix for "their upfront support and commitment", which enabled DARK WAYS to build the Volume.

    Here's a teaser of series, which I have to say looks SUPER spooky. Fans of The Returned, Murder on the Orient Express, and the recent BBC Dracula mini-series will undoubtedly be ~on board~ for this maritime mystery.

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    1899 has only just entered production, but hopefully we won't have to wait long to see it!

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