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Allison Pataki’s ‘Empress’ Novels in the Works as Two Miniseries

Originally published in VarietyAccidentalEmp_3D-258

Andras Hamori’s H2O Motion Pictures is developing a pair of miniseries based on Allison Pataki’s novels about Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Variety has learned exclusively.

The company has optioned “The Accidental Empress” and “Sisi: Empress on Her Own.” Pataki is the daughter of former New York governor George Pataki.

“The Accidental Empress” revolves around the tumultuous love affair between Elisabeth (Sisi), the daughter of a Bavarian duke, and the young emperor of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Franz Joseph Habsburg. Sisi was originally sent to chaperone her older sister on her first visit with the emperor. Read full article here.

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