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Greek Vocalists Take Part in New Netflix Series,1899

Poster of Netflix series 1899
Greek Female Vocalists on Soundtrack of Netflix New Series, 1899. Credit: Twitter / Netflix

Two Greek female vocalists, Sofia Sarri and Chrysa Tsaltampasi, take part in the haunting soundtrack of Netflix’s new series, 1899, which premiered on Thursday.

The multilingual German epic period mystery-horror streaming TV series was created by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, the creators of hit sci-fi thriller series Dark. 

According to Friese, the European migrant crisis and Brexit were influential to the series, which was commissionned in 2018.

“When mysterious events change the course of an immigrant ship headed for New York in 1899, a mind-bending riddle unfolds for its bewildered passengers,” the series description reads.

Greek connections in 1899 series

The two Greek female vocalists heard in the soundtrack of 1899 shared their excitement on Instagram ahead of the series premiere.

“Thrilled to hear my voice on the soundtrack of Netflix new series 1899, composed by Ben Frost, along with my talented friend Chrysa Tsaltampasi and so many amazing musicians from all around the globe. If you feel like some Netflix and chill tonight you know what to do,” Sofia Sarri posted on Instagram.

Tsaltampasi, on the other hand, stated she was “excited and proud to be a part of Netflix 1899 series,” as she captioned the series poster alongside a screenshot of the music score credits showing the two Greek vocalists’ names.

Viewers of the 1899 series will discover another Greek connection, however – in the symbolic names of the two ships starring in the scenario; the Kerberos and the Prometheus, both names rooted in Greek mythology.

First Greek show on Netflix

Earlier in October, Netflix announced the acquisition of the international rights to a Greek original drama for the first time.

The 9-part social/romance drama Maestro, produced by Greece’s Mega TV, was created and directed by renowned Greek writer/actor/director Christopher Papakaliatis, the mastermind of some of the most iconic romance series in the history of Greek TV.

Filmed on the Greek island of Paxos, Greece, Maestro follows the story of an acclaimed musician who moves to the island to revamp its music festival and falls in love with the daughter of the local mayor, while he also discovers the social pathogenies of a small society, such as domestic violence and homophobia.

The international premiere is expected in early 2023.

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