“Sisi” returns: Cameras are rolling for fourth season of iconic series

The legendary Empress returns: Cameras are rolling for the highly anticipated fourth season of Beta’s hit series Sisi (24x1h). The royal drama became a European television staple, celebrating very successful broadcasting runs on linear networks and digital platforms, and was sold to over 120 territories worldwide. Dominique Devenport and Jannik Schümann reprise their roles as Sisi and Franz, while Sven Bohse (Dark Woods) returns to direct the new season.  

In the fourth season, Sisi challenges the best jockey in Bavaria to a grand horse race to save the family’s estate, castle Possenhofen, after the death of her father. Back in her homeland, she comes across dark family secrets and ultimately must ask herself where she really feels at home.

Since its first season, Sisi was the most watched series of the year on streaming service RTL+ and secured stellar linear ratings in Germany, Italy, France, Austria, and the Netherlands, among others. Over the last decades, the Austrian royal of the 19th century has become an international cult figure, first brought to screen in the 1950’s Sissi trilogy by Ernst Marischka, starring legendary Romy Schneider.

Returning head writers Robert Krause and Elena Hell penned the scripts of the fourth season, Michael Schreitel will serve as DOP. Jan Freels and Andreas Gutzeit produce for Story House Pictures, Executive Producers for RTL are Sylke Poensgen and Head of Fiction Hauke Bartel. RTL’s editorial team consists of Greta Gilles and Julian Schmelcher,.   

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