Viewers are questioning: “Are 1899 and Dark connected?”

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Netflix’s newest mystery series, 1899, has already stunned viewers with its 8-episode first season, and many feel that 1899 is reminiscent of the thriller series Dark.

Released on November 17, the series is the latest work from German filmmakers Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, a real-life couple, following their first television project Dark, which lasted three seasons.

Warning: The rest of this article may contain spoilers

1899 tells the story of passengers aboard a steamship carrying immigrants from London to New York who become entangled in a mysterious puzzle after discovering a second ship adrift at sea.

The arrangements, similar to bo Odar and Friese’s previous series with its intricate riddle of uniquely intertwined characters, convinced viewers that the two series were somehow connected.

“Okay, so Dark started with a missing child and 1899 started with a child being found,” one user wrote on Twitter, along with a conspiracy meme of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

A second person asked, “Are #darknetflix and #1899Netflix connected?”, while a third person came up with the following idea:

Another quoted a line from 1899: “What is lost will be found”, while someone responded: “Sounds like a tip from Dark.”

Although there hasn’t been any direct evidence to confirm this theory, 1899’s inclusion of time travel brings to mind the time machine created in Dark.

However, in an earlier interview with The Hollywood Reporter, bo Odar denied any connection between the shows, saying: “One bad idea we’ve definitely said is not going to happen is that 1899 is related to Dark.




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