Sky is filming its new original film "Der Kaiser" in Prague. The film is about the football legend Franz Beckenbauer. His outstanding talent, combined with his media presence and private love life, make him one of the most enigmatic figures in the world.
"Der Kaiser" is produced by Bavaria Fiction on behalf of Sky Studios and it's starring by Klaus Steinbacher ("Das Boot") in the leading role. The biopic is directed by Tim Trageser ("Der Lissabon Krimi - Die verlorene Tochter") with Martin Rauhaus ("Allmen") responsible for the script. The film will be broadcast at the end of 2022. NBCUniversal Global Distribution is responsible for international distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.
Frank Jastfelder, Director of Sky Originals scripted: "Franz Beckenbauer made history by winning the World Cup as a player and as a coach. But his brilliant performances off the soccer field also made him a legend. Together with Bavaria Fiction, we are now bringing the unique icon's career from the 1960s to the great World Cup final in Rome in 1990 to vibrant life. We are delighted to be working with a great team led by Klaus Steinbacher as 'Kaiser' Franz to make this exciting Sky Original biopic."
Marcus Ammon, Managing Director Content, Bavaria Fiction: "Kaiser, icon, world champion: Franz Beckenbauer fascinates on and off the football pitch. Even after more than 30 years, it is unforgettable how he walks alone across the lawn of the Olympic Stadium after the final victory in Rome amidst the hustle and bustle around him. A true goosebump moment. I am all the more pleased that we are now working with Sky and a top-class team in front of and behind the camera to trace the multi-faceted life of Franz Beckenbauer from his footballing beginnings to winning the World Cup in 1990 – true to his motto: 'let's have a look and see'."