Heres the lowdown on Netflixs new series 1899
1899: Trailer for period thriller series from Netflix
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Fans of mind-bending German series Dark are eager to find out more about the new series from creative duo and husband-and-wife team Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, who have devised a whole new universe. Netflix drama 1899 follows the crew and passengers on board the ship the Kerberos, which goes off-course after receiving a mysterious distress signal from fellow vessel the Prometheus which has been missing for four months until now. Viewers can expect things to get fairly creepy and twisty from this point on as nothing is what it seems.
What time will 1899 be released on Netflix?
Netflix will be dropping 1899 globally on Thursday, November 17 from 8am, but the time it lands in your region will vary depending on your geographical location.
The streaming platform is headquartered in California, which is in the Pacific Standard Time (PST) zone and as such, all Netflix originals are dropped at midnight PST.
If you’re on the East Coast of America, this means 1899 will be hitting your Netflix account from 3am Eastern Standard Time.
Audiences in Germany and others in Continental Europe can catch 1899 from 9am Central European Time on the day of release.
Dark had a huge following in India with 1899 likely to follow suit and so fans can watch the show from 1.30pm Indian Standard Time.
Moving across Asia, those in Japan can watch 1899 from 5pm local time on the day of release.
Down Under, in Australia 1899 will be available from 6pm and 9pm if you’re in New Zealand.
However, there are some countries where Netflix isn’t available, namely Russia, Syria, North Korea, China and Crimea, according to the company’s website.
There are eight episodes in 1899 and all of them will be landing on Netflix in one go, so you can either binge-watch or savour the show depending on your viewing habits.
1899s has a large international cast and is very much a multi-lingual show, speaking about the decision behind his, Friese said: “Being true to the cultures and the languages was really important, we never wanted to have characters from different countries but everyone speaks English.
“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.”
She went on to say about the international and collaborative feel to the show: “We felt that with the past years of Europe being on the decline, we wanted to give a counterpoint to Brexit, and to nationalism rising in different countries, to go back to that idea of Europe and Europeans working and creating together.”
You will need a Netflix subscription to watch the show with viewers also available to download episodes and watch offline at a more convenient time depending which package you’ve opted for.
Netflix UK’s cheapest subscription tier is called Basic with Adverts and is priced at £4.99 monthly, but you can only watch content on one device at one time.
Additionally, some content will be limited but you will have access to all the mobile games on the platform.
The second tier is Basic at £6.99 per month and is again only one device to watch content at one time without adverts interrupting your viewing.
However, with this subscription package, you can watch unlimited TV shows and films as well as games.
The middle-of-the-range tier is the Standard plan at £10.99 each month, which allows you to watch on two devices and download to two devices in full HD.
The Premium plan is the most costly at £15.99 per month but means you can watch content on up to four devices at one time and download to a similar number of devices.
This tier means you can watch content in Ultra-HD and again access to unlimited films and TV shows as well as mobile games.
1899 will be released on Netflix on November 17
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