The Empress © Netflix
As a streaming service with a global audience, Netflix offers its subscribers the chance to watch films and TV series that have been made in different countries around the world.
The Empress is one such example as the drama tells the story of Empress Elisabeth of Austria in a historical drama to rival The Crown and ITV’s Victoria.
As an internationally produced series, The Empress was not filmed in English which has left viewers asking what language the series originally takes place in and whether there are dubs and subtitles available
The Empress paraded its way onto Netflix on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
Starring Devrim Lingnau as the titular character, the series follows 16-year-old Elisabeth, nicknamed Sisi, who falls in love with her sister’s fiancé, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria.
Their love affair sends shockwaves through the Viennese court and after their wedding, Sisi must find a way to assert herself against her mother-in-law, the power-hungry Sophie, and her brother-in-law, Maxi, who wants Franz’s throne (and Sisi) for himself.
Sisi’s struggles at court are also set against the backdrop of wider turmoil as enemy troops gather on the borders of the Habsburg Empire while people in Vienna itself begin to rise up against the ruling emperor.
The Empress was originally filmed in German.
This is because the series was filmed in the German region of Bavaria and stars a cast of predominantly German actors.
The use of German in the series is authentic to its setting too as German is the official language used in Austria which is where The Empress takes place.
In German-speaking countries, The Empress’s original title is actually Die Kaiserin.
Yes, The Empress has numerous dubbed versions and subtitle options available.
Aside from the original German audio, fans can choose to watch The Empress in one of 14 available dubbed languages including English, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Hungarian to name but a few.
However, if you’d rather keep the original German audio and watch the series with subtitles, there are subtitles available in 32 languages so you can understand the events on screen from almost anywhere in the world.
The Empress is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on September 29, 2022.
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