Illustrator and comic artist Mary Cagnin has accused the new Netflix series 1899 about plagiarism. The woman made a Twitter post in which she explained her observations and showed the similarities of her work with the series. According to the author of her comic Black Silence from 2016 is identical to the series.
Among the elements that are supposed to be identical, the artist lists, among others, a black pyramid, deaths on the ship, a multinational crew, mysterious codes, voices calling heroes, triangle symbols in the eyes of the main characters that appeared on promotional materials, and subtle plot details such as personal dramas characters.
The Brazilian creator stated that of course her comic is a short story, practically a story, which can be easily blurred over the course of a few hours of the series. However, as she claims, the essence of what she created is in the Netflix project. The artist did not reveal whether she intends to take any legal action against the creators of the production.
ESTOU EM CHOQUE.
O dia que descobri que a série 1899 é simplesmente IDÊNTICO ao meu quadrinho Black Silence, publicado em 2016.
Segue o fio. pic.twitter.com/1deBicrBeQ
— Just Mary (@marycagnin) November 20, 2022
1899 – photos
In the cast 1899 there are Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musiał, Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen, Rosalie Craig, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, Jose Pimentao, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Jonas Bloquet, Fflyn Edwards , Alexandre Willaume and Anton Lesser.