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Thousands of fans petition to save 1899 after Netflix's sudden cancellation

Thousands of fans petition to save 1899 after Netflix's sudden cancellation

Thousands are petitioning for 1899 to be renewed and given a "proper end", following its sudden cancellation after one season.

We’re just three days into 2023, and Netflix has already cancelled one of last year’s hit shows after just one season.

The period drama 1899 released less than two months ago on the streaming platform, and was received well by both fans and critics (boasting a 76% critic score and a 74% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes). Unfortunately though, this didn’t save it from joining the array of other cancelled Netflix shows, including The Imperfects and Fate: The Winx Saga - both of which were ditched last year (leaving the latter on a frustrating cliffhanger).

Take a look at the trailer for 1899 right here.

Baran bo Odar, the show’s co-creator, took to Instagram yesterday with the news: “With a heavy heart we have to tell you that 1899 will not be renewed,” he wrote. “We would have loved to finish this incredible journey with a second and third season as we did with Dark. But sometimes things don’t turn out the way you planned. That’s life.

“We know this will disappoint millions of fans out there. But we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts that you were a part of this wonderful adventure,” he continued. “We love you. Never forget.”

However, fans aren’t giving up on the hope of seeing the show continue. As Metro reports, over on, a petition has been launched to save the series, and it already has thousands of supporters.

1899 was clearly created with multiple seasons in mind. After the first season, there are a lot of unanswered questions and a big cliffhanger at the end of the last episode. We want a renewal of the show and a proper end to the story,” the petition’s creator, Jiří Matouš wrote.

In under 24 hours, the petition has already managed to accumulate over 19,000 signatures - that number is rapidly rising, so don’t be surprised if it’s higher by the time you read this. Whether this public outcry will actually help save 1899 from its doomed fate is another matter, but we can hope.

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Topics: Netflix, TV And Film