Katrin Gebbe y Florian Cossen preparan The Empress para Netflix
por Ioana Florescu
- La miniserie se centrará en el periodo que siguió al encuentro entre Isabel de Baviera “Sissi” y Francisco José I de Austria
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Katrin Gebbe (Nothing Bad Can Happen [+lee también:
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Eva van Leeuwen, manager of Local Originals at Netflix, stated: “We are delighted to be telling the story of this dazzling and fascinating figure anew – with all the complexity that defined the empress – and to pique the excitement not only of an audience who will rediscover Sisi, but also of fans of the cult films of the 1950s.”
Devrim Lingnau and Philip Froissant have been cast to star as the royal couple. “The Empress offers us the chance to tell the moving story of Empress Elisabeth for a contemporary audience, from the perspective of the modern image of women. Devrim is not only a highly talented, multi-faceted actress, but for me embodies this very woman: intelligent, passionate and rebellious. Philip Froissant, for his part, will make of the role of Franz Joseph something we have not seen before: an ambivalent and fascinating ruler whose conflicts are more topical than ever,” stated Katharina Eyssen, showrunner and writer of The Empress. The cast of the upcoming mini-series also includes Melika Foroutan, who is to star as Sophie; Johannes Nussbaum, who will play Franz’s brother Maximilian; Elisa Schlott, who will play Elisabesth’s big sister Helene; and Jördis Triebel, who is to step into the shoes of Sisi’s mother, Ludovika.
Gabriela Reumer is designing the costumes for the show, which is being produced by Sommerhaus Serien (Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach). Shooting started in August 2021, and the series is intended to start streaming on Netflix in spring 2022.
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