November 8, 2021 at 10:50 pm
No birthday without sissy! This is what RTL thought and it will show from 12.12. On RTL + the new series “Sisi” and “the new” also mean: reinterpretation. The most beautiful woman in Europe portrayed by the newcomer.
In mid-August 2021, the last flap of the new RTL + series fell, and now there is the trailer: starting December 12, RTL + will feature the story of “Sisi” – albeit reinterpreted. Dominic Davenport (25), who remains unknown, gives her face and voice, while Kaiser plays the audience favorite Franz Jannick Schumann (29).
Desire, power, and very great feelings
The project was filmed for over four months in Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, Hungary and Germany. The result: an Austrian empress we’ve never seen before.
Many people associate Sisi with the somewhat sweet, dramatic movie trilogy from the 1950s, which Romy Schneider (1938-1982) made a legend. The only 17-year-old embodied the Empress and became a star alongside Karlheinz Böhm (1928-2014).
The series now takes a fresh look at the life of the young woman who made history as an empress and became a legend as a movie character. But with the new production, “Sisi” is interpreted in a new way.
Reinterpreting ancient history
Of course, it is again about the love story of two young men between personal desires and political pressures, between strength and weakness. On the one hand Elizabeth of Austria-Hungary, called Sisi – and on the other, Franz.
The first glimpse of the new series already shows that Sisi will be different from what many people know. In the new interpretation, it is now the turn of the next generation. However, we don’t have to do without a lot of drama, tension, and a lot of love, as seen in the new trailer.
New star in the acting sky?
El-Sisi plays new Swiss-American player Dominic Davenport. Producer, lead author and presenter Andreas Gotzet was more than happy with his “unique” and “talented” choice: “Like Sisi, Dominique impresses with unspent energy and a sensitive sense of the importance of this role.”
Dominic sees Sisi as “a young woman with big dreams and strong feelings, who fights for her own values” and is happy to be able to play this character.
The role of Archduchess Sophie was taken by Luxembourgish presenter and actress Desiree Nosbusch (56). On the other hand, Franz is performed by star actor Yannick Schumann (“9 Days Awake”, “Amidst the World”, “Charity”). According to Gotzet, he also embodies the completely reimagined Franz, who will not only charm Sisi: “Jeanke will give our emperor internal turmoil and at the same time irresistible allure.”
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