A new trailer for 1899, the highly anticipated mystery horror series from Netflix, has been released.
Weird, isn’t it?
As Netflix released its first trailer for 1899 in June, we’re on an immigrant steamer en route to the “new world,” filled with people who are “running away from something.” During their voyage, they encounter the mysterious Prometheus, which has been adrift on the open sea for months. Upon boarding Prometheus, things take a horrific turn…
Strange so far.
The second trailer expands on the universe Dark masterminds Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar have created for 1899, but never explains what is really going on. There are, however, plenty of signs that will provide plenty of online speculation long after the show hits Netflix globally on Nov. 17. An image of a black triangle is repeated multiple times in the show.
Cast members from around the world are depicted in greater detail, Aneurin Barnard, and Andreas Pietschmann, including Emily Beecham, Maciej Musial, Miguel Bernardeau, Rosalie Craig, Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen, Yann Gael, Isabella Wei, Mathilde Ollivier, Flynn Edwards, Gabby Wong, and Alexandre Willaume, all of whom speak their native languages.
It also gives fans a sneak peek at the show’s design, which is a steampunk take on Bridgerton with a hint of Night of the Living Dead. It plays up the mystery and fantastic elements of the show, a feeling helped by Jimi Hendrix’s version of All Along the Watchtower, Unlike the first trailer, which was more conventional, this one was cut to emphasise the show’s thriller and suspense elements.
Using LED-Volume technology and a video game engine that create virtual sets and locations, the show is the first from Netflix to be shot entirely in a virtual studio. The show features complex visual effects shots shot on camera. On the Studio Babelsberg lot outside Berlin, the Dark Bay LED studio was used to film the eight-episode first season. As part of the development of the virtual production stage, Arri, Faber, and Framestore worked with Babelsberg and Friese, as well as Odar’s production company, Dark Ways.
The new trailer gives us a taste of what’s to come, and Dark’s mysterious characters, twisty plot lines, and mind-bending themes will be more interesting to fans than its visuals.