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1899 release date: Netflix drama cast, trailer, and latest news

Emily Beecham and Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones) are among the British stars in the new epic ensemble drama.

Published: Monday, 3rd May 2021 at 1:19 pm

Netflix has released a first look image of its upcoming multilingual drama series 1899, starring Emily Beecham (The Pursuit of Love) and Anton Lesser (aka Qyburn in Game of Thrones).


The mystery series is the latest offering from Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, the makers behind the hit German science fiction thriller Dark (also on Netflix).

German actor Andreas Pietschmann, who played "The Stranger" in Dark, also stars in the new series, alongside further cast members that include Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) and Miguel Bernardeau (Elite).

A first look image of the ensemble drama was released on Monday 3rd May 2021, and showcases the show's large international cast.

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

When is 1899 released on Netflix? 

The series began production on a virtual production stage in Germany in May 2021. A release date has yet to be announced, but we'll keep this page updated with any news and trailer announcements.

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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