“Sisi” scores most watched fiction series hattrick on RTL+ ahead of season 4 greenlight

The imperial show goes on! Mediengruppe RTL has given the green light for the fourth season of the hit series Sisi (24x1h). Celebrating very successful broadcasting runs on linear networks and digital platforms in Europe over the past three seasons, Sisi has also been the most watched series of the year for a third time in a row on streaming service RTL+.

Sisi is among the hot sellers in Beta Film’s line-up and has been sold to over 100 territories, among others France’s TF1, Italy’s Mediaset, Starz Entertainment for Latin America, and Canada’s public broadcaster CBC.

Hauke Bartel, Head of Fiction RTL: "Sisi is a huge success, especially with our streaming audience. 2023, the event series was the most successful in-house fiction production on RTL+ for the third time in a row. Therefore, we are very much looking forward to crowning Sisi with a fourth season."

Over the last decades, the Austrian royal of the 19th century has become an international cult figure. The Sissi trilogy by Ernst Marischka, starring legendary Romy Schneider, first brought the Empress to television in the 1950s. Considered a Christmas classic throughout Europe, the movies averaged a market share of 13% over 2023 holiday season in Germany alone.  

In the fourth season of the series about a story that’s meant-to-be love yet full of obstacles, Dominique Devenport and Jannik Schümann reprise their roles as Sisi and Franz, while Sven Bohse (Dark Woods) returns to direct, with head writers Elena Hell und Robert Krause returning as well. Shooting is set to begin in spring.   

STORY HOUSE Pictures produces the new season of Sisi for RTL in collaboration with Beta Film.