Netflix is accused of ‘straight up stealing’ Brazilian graphic novelist’s work for its new horror series 1899 – as artist claims the imagery is ‘identical’

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  • Science fiction show 1899 has been a hit since its release on Netflix last week
  • Brazilian author Marie Cagnein accused the show of copying her 2016 novel Black Silence
  • says the imagery is similar to his work and was not consulted
  • Creator Jantje Fries defends 1899 against claims on Instagram

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A producer on Netflix’s latest hit show 1899 is back after allegations that the series plagiarized a Brazilian graphic novel.

Taken by writer Mary Caggin from Sao Paulo Twitter After the show was released on the streaming platform last week, she said she was shocked to find that 1899 featured similar imagery to her 2016 graphic novel Black Silence.

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The show, which tells the story of a group of immigrants traveling to Ellis Island aboard a steamboat in 1899, features the same triangle theme throughout the episodes, similar to the depiction in her novel.

Marie also accused the Netflix show of omitting details from her story, including the deaths of some of its characters. He claims that Netflix never contacted him about using his artwork without permission.

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However, many people who have seen the show and read his novels have said that the pyramid and triangle theme is where the similarities between the two stop.

In a now-deleted post, producer Jantje Friese defended 1899 against claims on Instagram, saying that Marie was ‘crying wolf’ and that the series was not based on any pre-existing material.

Femel has contacted Netflix for comment.

Author Mary Caggin claimed on Twitter after the show was released on the streaming platform last week that she was shocked to find that 1899 featured similar imagery to her 2016 graphic novel Black Silence (right).

The show, which tells the story of a group of immigrants traveling to Ellis Island aboard a steamboat in 1899, sports the same triangle theme throughout the episode as the triangle seen in his novel and an eerie black pyramid. shows.

The show, which tells the story of a group of immigrants traveling to Ellis Island aboard a steamboat in 1899, sports the same triangle theme throughout the episode as the triangle seen in his novel and an eerie black pyramid. shows.

The Black Pyramid was created by Marie for her graphic novel, which was published in Brazil in 2016.

The Black Pyramid was created by Marie for her graphic novel, which was published in Brazil in 2016.

Marie took to Twitter last Sunday to share her shock after 1899 released on Netflix last week.

‘I’m in shock. The day I learned that the 1899 series is exactly the same for my comic Black Silence, published in 2016. Follow the thread,’ she said, before listing several examples she felt proved her point.

‘It’s all there: The Black Pyramid. Deaths on board/ship. Multinational team. Apparently strange and unexplainable things. Symbols in the eyes and when they appear,’ she is gone.

She shared a screenshot of her own graphic novel next to some advertising material for the Netflix show, which explains that the 1899 characters have the same triangle-shaped pupils her characters sport in her novel.

Marie said she advertised in Europe at a book fair in Sweden in 2017, where she brought the manuscript and its English version with her.

Marie said she advertised in Europe at a book fair in Sweden in 2017, where she brought the manuscript and its English version with her.

1899 was an instant hit with audiences when it released last week, but is now the subject of a plagiarism controversy

1899 was an instant hit with audiences when it released last week, but is now the subject of a plagiarism controversy

He also made reference to the appearance of an eerie Back Pyramid in 1899 that is similar to the Black Pyramid that appears in his novel.

Marie also felt that Netflix copied some of the subtle plot details seen in her work regarding the backstories of certain characters and their families.

The author claimed that his original idea could have been disseminated at the 2017 Gothenburg Book Fair in Sweden, where he distributed the manuscript and its English version to several publishers and other attendees.

The author shared screenshots of scenes from his graphic novel that he thinks were similar to the Netflix show, including a character falling to his death

The author shared screenshots of scenes from his graphic novel that he thinks were similar to the Netflix show, including a character falling to his death

A character also dies in Netflix's 1899 Steamboat, told by Mary and her fans

A character also dies in Netflix’s 1899 Steamboat, told by Mary and her fans

The author said she was ‘heartbroken’ to believe her work had been used in this way, and that she ‘cried a lot’ over the issue.

She added: ‘Black Silence is a short work, almost a short story. In the 12 hours since the series aired, it’s very easy to dilute all these “references”, but that’s the gist of what I’ve created.

Fans of his work have shared about his work on social media platforms, feeling the similarity between his work and the Netflix show is ‘not a coincidence.’

One wrote: ‘The new Netflix show “1899” straight out stole a Brazilian comic book called Black Silence

Mary shared another screenshot of both 1899 and Black Silence where female characters wear similar helmets

Mary shared another screenshot of both 1899 and Black Silence where female characters wear similar helmets

Fans shared Mary's claims on Twitter, saying that the many similarities between the two works are not a coincidence.

Fans shared Mary’s claims on Twitter, saying that the many similarities between the two works are not a coincidence.

Meanwhile, Jantje Fries, the creator of 1899, addressed the claims on her Instagram account, which has since been deleted.

She wrote: ‘A Brazilian artist has claimed we plagiarized from his graphic novel. To make it clear: We didn’t! Until yesterday, we didn’t even know about the existence of that graphic novel.

‘In the two years we have poured pain, sweat and exhaustion into the making of 1899. This is an original idea and is not based on any source material.’ Yet we are bombarded with messages – some of them unsolicited and hurtful.

‘Someone cries wolf and everyone jumps on it, not even checking whether the claims make sense.

“Surely this must be his plan to sell more of his graphic novels: well played,” she said.

Many people who read Black Silence and saw 1899 noted that there are limited similarities between the two

Many people who read Black Silence and saw 1899 noted that there are limited similarities between the two

Several people on Twitter also defended the show, claiming that the plot of Black Silence and 1899 differed widely.

‘There is no Kerberos ship in Black Silence. There is no discussion about the human mind/reality,’ said one.

The same person claimed that Netflix had approved 1899 in February 2016, which was not confirmed.

‘I can’t believe 1899 is being accused of…

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