Netflix has released highly anticipated series in recent days such as season 6 of ‘Elite’ or ‘Wednesday’, but none of them is giving as much to talk about as ‘1899’. The creators of ‘Dark’ have proposed here a science fiction mystery that has far from been resolved in its first batch of episodes. In addition, its creators have already promised that things will get complicated in the second season, as long as Netflix decides to go ahead with it.
“You just haven’t figured out what the trick is yet”
Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, creators of ‘1899’, have now chatted with Indiewire about other aspects of the series, clarifying incidentally what the future plan is. Bo Odar clarifies the following in this regard, specifying incidentally what was the main objective of these first eight episodes that we have already been able to see:
We are giving a great answer in episode 7 of the first season. It’s not a constant, ‘Yeah, we fooled you’ and then you see it in the third season. The first season is about establishing a big theme, an important thing. We’ll see if there’s a second season, and then we’ll start playing with that theme and have a resolution ideally in season three. Again it is, like Dark, to be told in three seasons.
And it is that both They are very clear about the end of the series, but leaving room for some freedom along the way before giving the final answer to all the riddles. Friese details the following on this point:
We always know the end point, the end of the journey, the greatest revelation of all. Other than that, in the process, you find pieces that aren’t included in the first season yet, but you know you want them to be incorporated at some point. It’s having some cornerstones to go to and knowing where you’re going, but also being flexible to the things that are happening around you to serve as input.
In fact, both clarify thatIt was important to create a concrete feeling in the viewer from the beginningbut, as bo Odar points out, “we don’t want to deceive the public, we prefer to lay out a trick in front of them, to show them that, of course, it is a trick. You just haven’t figured out what the trick is yetwhile Friese points this out:
For us, it was important that in the first episode, really from the beginning, you feel unbalanced. It looks a bit like a historical drama from 1899, but there’s something wrong. What we constantly do is play with expectations. You read a code, you expect something and you feel safe in it. You think you have understood. We break that expectation and hopefully give you a satisfactory answer. At least at the end of the third season, but hopefully already during the first.