Netflix has released the first trailer for 1899, and the German mystery thriller period drama looks dark and foreboding.


The clip features an immigrant steamer heading to the new world, when they encounter a mysterious second ship, the Prometheus, which has been missing for months.

It also features the repeated image of a black triangle, a geisha seemingly hiding from something, and Emily Beecham's character being strapped down onto a chair as she denies being insane. Jimi Hendrix's cover of Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower plays in the background.

The series is from the creators of acclaimed German science fiction thriller Dark – arguably one of the finest original series to ever stream on Netflix – Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar.

Netflix posted the trailer on its official Twitter account and shared the caption: "On their journey across the vast and treacherous Atlantic Ocean, the passengers of the Kerberos encounter the biggest mystery of their lives. Welcome to 1899, a deeply immersive new series from the creators of Dark."

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1899 – which stars Beecham (The Pursuit of Love) and Anton Lesser (AKA Qyburn in Game of Thrones) – is an epic mystery series that's set to arrive on the streamer on 17th November.

Netflix recently shared a short clip which was posted on Twitter, and although it doesn't give too much away, it has certainly heightened our anticipation ahead of the show's debut.

Scored by some especially eerie music, it shows a ship as it appears to be drawn towards a mysterious triangular void in the middle of the ocean – along with the caption: "What is lost will be found."

Intrigued? We certainly are! You can see the poster below.

Previously, a first look image of the ensemble drama was released on Monday 3rd May 2021, which showcases the show's large international cast also including German actor Andreas Pietschmann, who played "The Stranger" in Dark, Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) and Miguel Bernardeau (Elite).

Here's everything we know so far about 1899, a new drama from the creators of Dark.

When is 1899 released on Netflix?

1899 will be released on Netflix on 17th November.

The series began production on a virtual production stage in Germany in May 2021.

1899 trailer

You can watch the first, really rather atmospheric teaser trailer for the series below. Looks like the creative powers behind Dark are about to mess with our heads all over again.

Who stars in Netflix series 1899?

The drama features a large, multilingual ensemble cast, all of whom will converse on-screen in their own respective mother tongues.

The pan-European cast includes: Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musial, Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen, Rosalie Craig, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, José Pimentao, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Jonas Bloquet, Fflyn Edwards, Alexandre Willaume and Anton Lesser.

What is 1899 about?

Set in the last year of the 1800s, the series begins when "a migrant steamship heads west to leave the old continent," according to the official Netflix synopsis.

"The passengers, a mixed bag of European origins, [are] united by their hopes and dreams for the new century and their future abroad. But their journey takes an unexpected turn when they discover another migrant ship adrift on open sea. What they will find on board, will turn their passage to the promised land into a horrifying nightmare."

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