Karl Lagerfeld will be the subject of a biographical series that is coming soon to Disney plus.
Titled 'Kaiser Karl' the six-part series which is in the pre-production phase will be filmed in France and produced by Paris based Gaumont. Based on a biography written by Raphaelle Bacque, alongside writers Isaure Pisani-Ferry and Jennifer Have, it will chronicle the designer's rise to the pinnacle of fashion starting in the summer of 1972 (when Coco Chanel died)through to his success at Chanel.
'We have an incredibly diverse and exciting European slate, and 'Kaiser Karl' is indicative of the kind of stories we want to be telling. We also felt Lagerfeld's story hasn't really been given its due until now and can't wait to share it with our Disney Plus audience,'
Jan Koeppen, president of The Walt Disney Company EMEA said in a statement.
'We were immediately seduced by the idea of an adaptation of Bacque's biography, which will mark the first collaboration between Disney and Gaumont on a French original show. The series shows a unique moment of transformation in the fashion industry in France in the '70s, embodied by an icon with multiple metamorphoses, Karl Lagerfeld,'
Disney Vice President of Programming Pauline Dauvin said.
''Kaiser Karl' is an icon of the century and since the beginning Disney has been very supportive by sharing our creative vision for the show,'
Christophe Riandeee, vice CEO Gaumont, added.
'Kaiser Karl' is expected to hit the small screen in 2022.
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