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Netflix shockingly canceled its 1899 mystery series from the creators of Dark, even though they had a plan for three seasons. Unfortunately, we will never know what happens next. But we know what could be next for creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. One of his other projects is a period miniseries called tyllset in 17th century Germany during the Thirty Years War.

the limited series tyll came first Announced in 2019 and was developed by Friese and bo Odar simultaneously together with 1899.

They confirmed it both in a 2020 interview. Later, bo Odar commented on his Instagram that tyll is scheduled to enter active development after 1899.

tyll is created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese and will be produced by their production company Dark Ways. The couple works with Netflix under a general agreement reached in June 2018.

The project remains listed on Baran bo Odar’s personal websitealthough some question whether the project is still active today.

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Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese

Here’s everything else we know about tyll:


What is the plot of tyll?

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tyll is designed to be a new series based on the historical juggler Tyll Eulenspiegel, also known as Tyll Ullenspiegel.

It will take us back to the time of the Thirty Years’ War, where Tyll encounters the stories of common people and great people while on the run with Nele, the baker’s daughter. The series is an adaptation of Daniel Kehlmann’s 2017 novel of the same name. This is the book’s synopsis:

Tyll is a scrawny boy growing up in a quiet town until the church discovers his father, a miller with a forbidden interest in alchemy and magic. After Tyll runs off with the baker’s daughter, he meets a traveling entertainer who teaches him his trade. As a juggler and jester, Tyll forges his own path through a world ravaged by the Thirty Years War, evading witch hunters, escaping a collapsed mine on the outskirts of a besieged city, and entertaining the King and Queen. from Bohemia exiled on the way.
The result is a fascinating story and a moving tribute to the power of art in the face of the mindless brutality of history.

As you can see, unlike Dark Y 1899Tyll will likely not allow for mysteries and sci-fi elements, instead it will be more or less a normal period drama, unless the creators put a twist on it.


who is cast in tyll?

As of January 2023, Netflix tyll doesn’t have any cast members, but we should probably expect to see some familiar faces from Dark Y 1899.


What is the production status of tyll?

As stated above, it is disputed whether Tyll is even in development let alone in active development.

As a result, the production status of tyll it is not clear. We only know that it has been in development since about the same time. 1899 was conceived and is still listed as «in development» on the Baran bo Odar list website and various other sources.

from netflix 1899 it was abruptly canceled very recently and at this point we don’t imagine creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese have much material beyond the blueprints. If the limited series goes ahead, we’d expect some news on the project over the next year.


How many episodes will there be in tyll?

In 2020, Jantje Friese revealed in an interview that tyll is planned as a six-part miniseries:

“Daniel Kehlmann’s Tyll is designed as a six-part miniseries. Originally there had been considerations of turning the material into a film. But the novel is so voluminous that the miniseries format makes more sense.


What is the Netflix release date? tyll?

from netflix tyll currently has no release date and knowing the meticulous craftsmanship of bo Odar and Friese, they will take their time until it is perfect. If the miniseries goes into production in late 2023 or 2024, we should probably expect the series to be in production sometime in 2025 even.

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