Tuesday, June 1, 2021

NETFLIX SETS LEADS AND STARTS PRODUCTION ON THE EMPRESS EPIC TV SERIES SET AT VIENNA 19TH CENTURY COURT! TVNOW'S RIVAL SERIES ON EMPRESS SISI STARTS PRODUCTION WITH FIRST CAST PHOTO

 NETFLIX' THE EMPRESS SERIES
WILL BE A 3RD PROJECT ON SISI
Beside TVNOW's Sisi series and Corsage movie with Vicky Krieps, we will also be getting a third project on famous Austrian empress Sisi as Netflix
Devrim starred in Carmilla period set horror
is shooting six part series THE EMPRESS as one of their new German originals. The series will depict Sisi’s life from her teenage years onwards, when she first met Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria Hungary, and Devrim Lingnau and Philip Froissant will play the imperial couple. When the rebellious Elisabeth meets Franz, the Emperor of Austria, in 1853 the young couple's intoxicating love completely upsets the power structure at the Viennese court. After the wedding, the young empress must assert herself not only against her mother in law, the sovereign, power hungry Sophie, but also against Franz's brother Maxi, who himself longs for the throne (and for Sisi).
Philip Froissant will play the emperor of Austria Hungary
As enemy troops form up on the borders of the Habsburg Empire, people in Vienna rise up in protest against the emperor. Elisabeth must find out who she can trust and how high the price is to be a true empress and a figure of hope
Franz und Sisi at their wedding in 1854! According to tradition her gown was donated to the church and the silver embroidery from it was later used to embellish a priest's robe.
 for the people. While her contemporaries considered her kitschy and vain, Sisi got a whole cult of fans after she was stabbed to death in Geneva in 1898. Kinda like today's rock stars. 

 TVNOW'S SISI SERIES STARTS 
PRODUCTION IN GERMANY
And it will continue till August. A rival series to the Netflix' one, it will also have six episodes but will probably air first as The Empress above is scheduled for next spring and SISI for the end of the year. The lead cast includes Dominique Devenport as Sisi, and Jannik Schümann as emperor Franz.
First look at the royal court in the 19th century Vienna
The series, which will air on ORF in Austria, RTL's streamer TVNOW in Germany and TF1 in France and is produced by Beta Film, will also star Désirée Nosbusch as Archduchess Sophie, Franz's mother,  Tanja Schleiff as Countess Esterhazy, Paula Kober as Fanny, Julia Stemberger as Sisi's mother, Duchess Ludovika, and Giovanni Funiati as Count Andrassy.

20 comments:

  1. Interesting idea but I'm pretty picky with what I watch because I lose interest so easily. lol Not sure this would be of interest for me.

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    1. What is more interesting that saucy court intrigues? LOL

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  2. This one sounds really good! How do you know who you can trust? I only trust a handful of people and don't have a country relying on me. :)

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  3. Great for any Sisi fans! Have a wonderful day, Dez!

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  4. Well that's disappointing that some of her dress was dismantled for a priest robe. I think it would have been cool if the dress were preserved and put on display. In any case, even if that one sucks, at least the cast is pretty LOL.

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    1. She does have her own museum, though, and you can see that priest robe there, actually. You can also see, in that museum, the receipts on chocolates she ordered every month, even for cocaine syringes lol

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    2. Well, I bet my receipts of chocolate could rival hers, but I take mine without the cocaine hahahaha!

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    3. For now, deary, for now... LOL Imagine living with an ebil mother in law and being spoilt like Sisi was... no wonder she was on drugs, poor rock star.

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    4. I like my in-laws, but if I had to live with my own family again, I might pick up on the heavy drug usage as well.

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    5. I'm thoroughly surprised I'm not using drugs yet...

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    6. I'm surprised you aren't either.

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  5. Not really into watchin' those ol' times... 😏 So, I'll pass on this one 🤷‍♂️

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    1. Pffft, guys in old uniforms were hot :)

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    2. Well alright, I'll give you that 👍🏻

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    3. Yes, give it to me, please /insert demonic cackle/

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  6. So "Sisi Series Fans" come! ☺

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)