Miguel Bernardeau is going back in time…
The 24-year-old Spanish actor has been cast in 1899, the major European Netflix series from Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar.
Bernardeau, who joins previously announced star Emily Beecham, is part of a roster of cast newcomers that includes Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Maciej Musial, Anton Lesser, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Rosalie Craig, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, José Pimentão, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Jonas Bloquet, Fflyn Edwards and Alexandre Willaume.
Production is now underway on the mystery drama series in a newly-built, state of the art virtual production stage housed at Babelsberg Studios in Germany. The ‘LED Volume’ is the largest such facility in Europe. You can read our exclusive deep-dive into the series and its tech with creators Friese and Odar as well as Netflix here.
The international cast, who hail from countries including Spain, Denmark, Germany the UK and more, reflect the spirit of the 8 x 60 series, which is fully pan-European, and dialogue will be filmed in each actor’s native language. The show follows a group of migrants from various backgrounds leaving Europe on a steamship to start new lives in the United States. When they encounter another migrant ship adrift on the open sea, an unexpected event turns their journey into a terrifying nightmare.