The empress will arrive on Netflix on September 29 , a new series that tells the story of the empress of Austria Sissi , aka Elisabeth of Bavaria .
Written by Katharina Eyssen (head writer) together with Bernd Lange, Janna Maria Nandzik and Lena Stahl , The Empress will be played by Devrim Lingnau, Philip Froissant, Svenja Jung, Raymond Tarabay, Jonathan Failla and Patrick Rapold . Following the official synopsis:
When the rebel Elizabeth (“Sisi”) meets the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph, the intoxicating love of the young couple completely upsets the hierarchy of power at the Viennese court. After her marriage, the young empress must assert herself not only against her mother-in-law Sofia, a power-hungry sovereign, but also with her brother-in-law Maxi, who desires the throne (and Sisi too). While the enemy troops gather on the border of the Habsburg Empire, the Viennese rebel against the emperor. Elizabeth must find out who she can trust and what the price is to pay for being a true empress and an example of hope for the people.