The well-liked television show transported us to 1854, when a disobedient princess wed the Emperor Franz Joseph and became Empress of Austria. She got into politics at the court in Vienna.
The history of Austria and Germany has long been fascinated by the ups and downs—mostly downs—of the young “Sisi” (or “Sissi,” depending on who you ask—in the heart of the Habsburg empire. The network has had great success with it, and not just in German-speaking nations. After all, Netflix usually does well with opulent historical dramas with a royal theme. Just ask The Crown or Bridgerton.
There are numerous things to consider after that unexpected cliffhanger. A short scan of some history books ought to be helpful as well. When and what can we anticipate from the upcoming season? Well, check out the details
The Empress was impressive enough to receive a second season. According to The Deadline, it has been ordered and is currently in the pre-production phase. Like most Netflix shows, its success depended on how many people watched it; hence, it was possible because enough viewers clicked “next episode.”
In a statement, the show’s creator, Katharina Eyssen, said, “I am so grateful that our series was able to reach so many different people in Germany and all over the world.”
“Elisabeth’s life is a story about the power of love, but also about having the courage to be different and having hope for a better future, which is exactly what we need right now. That’s why we’re so glad we can keep telling this exciting story.”
Katja Hofem, Vice President of Content for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH) at Netflix, said: “It’s great to see that our version of this well-known historical figure has sparked so much interest and excitement in so many people. It shows that people like Elisabeth and want to see more of her.”
We might not see any new episodes until the end of 2023 if production gets underway straight away, but 2024 seems more likely.
Elisabeth von Wittelsbach, also referred to as Sisi or Sissi, will be portrayed by Devrim Lingnau, who will return. This is true. Without The Empress, what would The Empress be? Emperor Franz Joseph will be portrayed by Philip Froissart, Archduchess Sophie by Melika Foroutan, Archduke Maximilian by Johannes Nussbaum, Princess Ludovika by Jordis Triebel, and Countess Leontine von Apafi by Almila Bagriacik. As usual, there is also a possibility that some new members to arrive.
The Empress Season 1 is available to watch only on Netflix.