The following contains spoilers for 1899, which is now streaming on Netflix.
Independent comic book creator Mary Cagnin recently accused Netflix of stealing the concept of period series. 1899 from his own 2016 comic black silence.
Cagnin highlighted several apparent similarities between the show and the comic via a lengthy thread on Twitter. These include the prominent use of a black pyramid structure, a mystery-driven plot that includes codes and ethereal voices, and specific details relating to character arcs and eventual deaths. The thread also includes multiple side by side comparisons of 1899 frames and panels black silence as further proof of Cagnin’s claims. Netflix has yet to publicly comment on the matter at this time.
The controversy around 1899 It’s not the only comic book-related story involving the streaming platform recently, though the others have been decidedly more positive. Notably, warrior nun hit the headlines after its second season ranked among Netflix’s top three most-watched series globally despite having no promotional budget to speak of. The show’s creator, Simon Barry, credited the fans for the success of the show, which is an adaptation of the Ben Dunn play. Warrior Nun Areala comic books. “[Warrior Nun] has been the world’s #3 program in [Netflix] with $0 spent on promotion. (Hopefully those savings factor into the renewal decision),” Barry tweeted. “It’s because of YOU that we’re trending and I’m truly grateful.”
Out with the old, in with the new on Netflix
Netflix also continues to double down on its commitment to genre fare. The streamer recently announced a new anime film based on the iconic kaiju property. gamera. Little is known about the production at this stage other than its title, Gamera: Renaissanceand its release window of 2023. Not even the short teaser Netflix released as part of its announcement shed much light on Gamera: RenaissanceThe plot of , as its runtime is devoted to some partial shots of the body of the giant tortoise of the same name followed by a close-up of its eye.
Speaking of eyes, tears apparently welled up from the Netflix execs present at the final pitch meeting for Strange things. The show’s co-creator, Matt Duffer, revealed during a recent appearance at an event that there were many tears as he and his brother Ross described the plot of Strange things‘ last few episodes, which he took as a positive sign. “[For] two hours, we release the full season to Netflix. We made our executives cry, which I thought was a good sign,” Duffer said. “The only other time I’ve seen them cry is at budget meetings.”