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The trailer is available HERE. 

Find the Key Art HERE.

The production design images can be found HERE.

Access the digital press kit HERE.

Releases globally on September 29 on Netflix!  

Berlin, September 22, 2022 – For almost 200 years, Empress Elisabeth has captured the imaginations of people from around the world. Netflix shows the young woman’s inner turmoil and her rebellion, as Empress, against the corset of courtly convention. The new trailer gives us tantalizing insights into the protagonists’ lives at the Viennese Court – the power struggles and the secrets surrounding Elisabeth and Franz.

More information on the series, the cast, roles and creators, as well as the historical filming locations and costumes can be found in our digital press kit. Follow Elisabeth (Devrim Lingnau) and Franz (Philip Froissant) as they find their way in their marriage and in the Austrian Empire from September 29, worldwide and exclusively on Netflix.

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Showrunner: Katharina Eyssen

Executive Producers: Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach, Scarlett Lacey

Producer: Annie Schilling

Directors: Katrin Gebbe, Florian Cossen

Screenplay: Katharina Eyssen (head author), Bernd Lange, Janna Nandzik

Camera: Christopher Aoun, Christian Almesberger, Moritz Schultheiss

Costume Design: Gabriela Reumer

Production Design: Matthias Müsse


About The Empress

When rebellious Elisabeth (“Sisi”) meets Franz, the young Emperor of Austria, it’s love at first sight. But their ecstatic and impetuous relationship causes chaos in the dynasty and upsets the balance of power. After the wedding, the young Empress has to find her place in a totally foreign world while standing her ground against her overbearing mother-in-law Sophie who, until now, had always been the most powerful woman in the Viennese Court. Meanwhile, Elisabeth’s feelings are put to the test by Maximilian, the second-in-line who lives perpetually in his brother’s shadow. Hostile troops gather at the borders of the Habsburg Empire and revolution is in the air in Vienna. Elisabeth needs to learn who she can trust and the price she must pay for being the Empress and a symbol of hope for an entire nation.

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Nico Werner

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