New Netflix series '1899' is being compared to The Matrix

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21 Nov 2022, 09:48

1899 trailer

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A new Netflix show called 1899 has viewers comparing it to the likes of The Matrix and Inception.

If you’re a fan of mind-bending thrillers with dark twists, then this new series from the streaming platform might be the next binge watch for you.

The series comes from the dynamic duo of German showrunner Jantje Friese and director/producer Baran bo Odar, who were responsible for the global Netflix hit Dark two years ago, and it looks like this new project will be following in its footsteps.

1899 is about a migrant steamship heading west from London to New York. Travelling aboard are a group of passengers from all corners of Europe, united by their hopes and dreams for a brighter future in the new century. However, their dreams are threatened when they discover another migrant ship, Prometheus, adrift on open sea.

The official synopsis reads: “What they find on board will turn their passage to the promised land into a horrifying nightmare.”

Over the eight episodes, we learn more about the mystery surrounding Prometheus and the inner lives of the passengers, who all appear to be linked to on another in some way.

Labelled as a multilingual drama, 1899 features an international ensemble cast, including Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musial, Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen, Rosalie Craig, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Fflyn Edwards and Alexandre Willaume among others.

After premiering on Netflix last week (17th November), fans have the show have been taking to social media to share their thoughts on the series, with many comparing to the hit movie The Matrix.

One person wrote: “1899 is like a combination of the matrix and inception, would definitely recommend to anyone who can stay focused through the whole show.”

Another said: “1899 on Netflix is for if you like the Matrix but steampunk.”

A third tweeted: “So...the matrix meets titanic? so many unanswered questions. why these people? why the year 1899? how did it all start? who is ciaran, and where the hell is he? what are his motives? there better be a season 2! overall, it’s a great show.”

1899 is now streaming on Netflix.