Netflix canceled 1899 after a single season – and fans of the suspenseful horror series demanded to know why.
In a statement posted on Instagram, co-creator Baran Boodal revealed that Netflix has opted not to renew 1899, the series about a group of immigrants who travel by boat from England to New York.
The confirmation comes just six weeks after 1899 debuted on the world’s best streaming service, the puzzling supernatural drama has amassed 257.2 million hours watched since its launch on November 17, 2022.
Set in 1899, the show follows a group of passengers aboard a ship called the Kerberos. During a voyage to New York, Kerberos encounters the Prometheus, a ship that mysteriously disappeared months ago, setting off a series of surreal and eerie events.
The first season of 1899 ended on a cliffhanger, and fans were understandably upset by Neftlix’s decision to cancel the show. In the hours following bo Odar’s statement, fans took to social media with the hashtag #save1899 to call on Netflix executives to reverse their decision.Others have taken to creating a Change.org petition (opens in a new tab)which begged Netflix to run two more seasons to address its standout plot threads.
Unfortunately for 1899’s diehard fanbase, their pleas likely fell on deaf ears. Netflix has canceled a lot of shows over the past few years, and the streaming giant hasn’t bowed to public opinion or backed down from a single cancellation.
According to multiple sources such as What’s on Netflix (opens in a new tab), Bloomberg (opens in a new tab)with daily beast (opens in a new tab), Netflix uses a number of metrics to determine whether to renew a show for more than one season. It’s a complex process, but in a nutshell, if a show is economically viable (its “impact value” is greater than its production cost) and a sufficient number of viewers stream it from start to finish (i.e. viewers watch every One episode) Season 1), Netflix is more likely to approve more seasons. Thus, 1899 does not appear to meet one or both of these criteria.
As many of you may already know… 1899 will not be renewed for seasons 2 and 3…we are all absolutely devastated by this fact. This photo was taken the first night I met these people. You can take the show, but you can’t take the family 🖤 Thank you all for watching x L pic.twitter.com/HMs8PVDQQ8January 2, 2023
It’s unclear if another streaming company, such as Prime Video, will acquire the rights to 1899; but even if that happens, we won’t know about it for a while. Discussions between bo Odar, 1899 co-creator Jantje Friese, and interested parties could take weeks, with contracts and other legal formalities — such as transferring distribution rights from Netflix to one of its competitors — needed before a formal announcement could be made. sign. production. If someone does step in and save 1899 from sinking, we’ll make sure you know about it.
1899 is, in our opinion, one of Netflix’s best shows, and the multilingual German-language Netflix project made it to our list of the best shows of 2022, which makes its cancellation all the more disappointing. Hopefully it will be picked up by another streamer soon – we’ll be sure to let you know if 1899 continues to operate.
Netflix isn’t the only streaming company that has upset subscribers over the past 12 months. HBO Max has already lost several shows from its past catalog as Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) looks to save money on streaming before merging with Discovery Plus sometime in 2023. Meanwhile, Amazon Studios and WBD also quietly canceled 2022. You can read about what got canceled early on in our Prime Canceled and HBO Canceled guides.
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