“Dahmer: Monster – The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”, “Blonde” and much more: Netflix currently has a number of titles that are causing quite a stir around the world. And those who don’t feel like true crime or a deeply sad biopic are apparently particularly enjoying the German Netflix production “Die Kaiserin” at the moment – the figures published by the streaming provider speak for themselves.
In the current In the Netflix top 10 list of non-English language series worldwide, the German production “The Empress” is number 1. With 47.21 million hours watched In the first week, the six-part series, which deals with the love and marriage of Empress Sisi and her husband Franz, breaks the record as the best German-language series start.
So far in this position: “Kleo” with 21.57 million hours, closely followed by “How To Sell Drugs Online (fast)” Season 3 with 16.47 million hours.
In the German top 10 on Netflix, “The Empress” has made itself comfortable, just like in the USA, in second place (right behind the super successful production “Dahmer: Monster”), and it has also made itself comfortable in numerous other countries series by showrunner and screenwriter Katharina Eyssen (“Time of Secrets”) secured a place in the top ten.
We have already seen six episodes of “The Empress”. It is not yet known if there will be a second season. There should definitely be enough other stories from the life of the Austrian ruler. After all, in the first season, the series makers are mainly concerned with the early years of marriage of the imperial couple.
Also – we can reveal that without any spoilers at this point – the end of season 1 is really very open and raises some questions that a sequel could certainly answer. Although the series is officially a mini-series and should by definition be finished after one season, there could well be more episodes – especially given the great success.
Franz Joseph (Philip Froissant), Emperor of Austria, was actually supposed to marry Helene (Elisa Schlott). However, when he met her sister Elisabeth, called Sisi (Devrim Lingnau), it was all over for him. A short time later, Sisi becomes Empress of Austria and first has to get used to her new role.
The nature-loving, bright Bavarian does not fit in at all with the stiff, conservative customs of the Habsburg ruling family. And her mother-in-law Sophie (Melika Foroutan) and the political unrest of the time don’t make her life any easier either.