Disney is currently in the middle of filming a brand new Disney+ Original series, “Kaiser Karl,” in many locations across Europe, including France, Monaco and Italy.

The new six-part series begins during the summer of 1972 and traces Lagerfeld’s quest to become the successor of Coco Chanel, who died the year prior, and the most successful French couturier at a time when Yves Saint Laurent was the biggest fashion personality. The rivalry between Lagerfeld and Pierre Bergé (Yves Saint Laurent’s partner), as well as Lagerfeld’s love story with Jacques de Bascher, will also be central to the series.

More than a period piece, Kaiser Karl will delve into Lagerfeld’s world and his personality — a character who, while quite famous, cultivated and maintained an air of intense mystery. It will shine a light on the high-end fashion houses of the 70s as well as how Lagerfeld built his unique and sometimes controversial personal brand in a world where appearances are everything.

According to Variety, Daniel Brühl is going to star in the series as the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. Daniel has previously starred in “All Quiet on the Western Front” and as Baron Zemo in “Captain America: Civil War” and the Disney+ Original series, “The Falcon And The Winter Soldier”.

The six-episode series is being produced by Paris-based Gaumont, who have previously created “Lupin”. It is based on the biography of the same name by Raphaëlle Bacqué, who is attached to the series alongside writers Isaure Pisani-Ferry (Vampires, Ganglands) and Jennifer Have (Unfaithful, The red band society).

It will star Sunnyi Melles (“Triangle of Sadness”); Jeanne Damas (“Sincerity”); and Paul Spera, (“Something in the Air”). “Kaiser Karl” will feature more than 2,200 extras, over 40 different sets and some 3,000 costumes, 160 of which will be created from scratch.

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Roger Palmer

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