How does one follow-up Netflix’s smash Hit Dark, which told the mind-bending story of a town in Germany over several generations? By going bigger, apparently. Creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar’s new mystery-horror series 1899 is set to premiere this year and tells the story of European migrants leaving London for New York City, with unexpected terrors along the way.
But, thankfully, the creators have remarked on how important language and culture is to the series. In fact, the actors in the series will all be speaking their own native languages, making this a truly multilingual show.
“‘Being true to the cultures and the languages was really important, we never wanted to have characters from different countries but everyone speaks English,” Friese explains. “We wanted to explore this heart of Europe, where everyone comes from somewhere else and speaks a different language, and language defines so much of your culture and your behavior'” (Source).
1899 will premiere sometime in 2022 on Netflix.