Royal Romance ‘Sisi’ Sells Wide, Gets Second Season Greenlight – The Hollywood Reporter

The reign of Sisi will proceed.

German broadcaster RTL and manufacturing and gross sales outfit Beta Movie have greenlit a second season of Sisi, a TV collection primarily based  primarily based on the real-life nineteenth century royal romance between Elizabeth “Sisi” of Bavaria and her husband, Austrian-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph.

The Sisi story was became a collection of iconic movies within the Nineteen Fifties starring legendary Austrian actress Romy Schneider because the teenage Empress. The movies are vacation evergreens on European tv and have discovered a brand new, youthful viewers on streaming platforms. The collection reboot stars Swiss-American Dominique Devenport (Night time Prepare to Lisbon) as Sisi and German actor Jannik Schümann (Charité) as Emperor Franz.

The primary, six-episode season of Sisi, was successful for RTL and for Beta, which has offered the present in additional than 100 territories worldwide since its launch on the MIPTV worldwide tv market final 12 months. The present was a scores hit on German streamer RTL+ and the group’s linear channel RTL, and carried out properly throughout Europe, together with on TF1 in France, in Italy on Canale5 and all through Japanese Europe on Viasat World’s Epic Drama channel. Exterior Europe, Sisi aired in Brasil on GloboTV, on Starz Leisure in Latin America, and on Canada’s public broadcaster CBC.

On Wednesday, Beta and RTL confirmed they’ve greenlit a second season. Manufacturing, from Berlin-based Story Home Footage and Austria’s Satel Movie, will start taking pictures subsequent week. Supply is about for late 2022. Austrian public broadcaster ORF is again because the native community for season 2.

Andreas Gutzeit of Story Home returns as head author and showrunner for the second season and can produce the collection along with Jens Freels in a co-production with Heinrich Ambrosch and Bettina Kuhn of Satel Movie. RTL’s Hauke Bartel serves as govt producer on the collection, along with Markus Böhlke and Sylke Poensgen. Sven Bohse (Darkish Woods) is sharing directing duties with Miguel Alexandre (Spy Metropolis)

Beta is dealing with world gross sales and is procuring Sisi season 2 to worldwide patrons at this 12 months’s MIPTV.

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