During their virtual event for fans of action, animation, fantasy, gaming and more, Geeked Week, Netflix unveiled a spectacular new teaser of upcoming mystery series 1899 and gave an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peek into the new series. The genre-bending new thriller by the masterminds behind Netflix’s globally successful and award-winning series Dark, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar will be available worldwide on Netflix starting this winter.
In the clip, the creative duo talks about their collaboration together and reveal stunning images from the cutting edge and custom built LED virtual production studio called the ‘Volume’.
“The Volume frees the imagination, this visionary technology offers almost limitless possibilities for historical and fantastic stories,” writer, showrunner and producer Jantje Friese said in a Netflix statement.
“Using this state-of-the-art technology, virtual sets and locations can be projected behind the actors in a way that the camera department and actors feel as if they are at the original locations. This helps more than anything else to set the right mood while acting,” director, showrunner and producer Baran bo Odar said.
As per the official synopsis, the eight episodes follow the mysterious circumstances around the voyage of an immigrant ship from Europe to New York. The passengers, all of different backgrounds and nationalities, are united by their hopes and dreams for a new century and their future abroad. When they discover a second ship adrift on the open sea that had gone missing for months, their journey takes an unexpected turn. 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.
Post the success of Netflix series Dark, the duo founded the production company DARK WAYS. With their company, they want to produce quality stories and market them globally. With the series 1899, the company started their first production.