Disney+ has greenlit a series about the life and career of iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

What’s Happening:

  • In a part of a push into European originals, Disney+ has reportedly greenlit a new series focusing on the life and career of fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld, that will be shot in France and tell the story of the German designer’s rise to the top of the worldwide fashion scene.
  • The series, titled Kaiser Karl, was announced at the Series Mania TV festival earlier today, and will reportedly start in the 70s when Lagerfeld was just starting to get into the French fashion scene.
  • Lagerfeld was an icon in the fashion world for decades, known for his white hair, black sunglasses, and high collars. He was the creative director of Chanel from 1983 up until his death in 2019. Along with his own fashion label, he also was the creative director for Italian fashion house, Fendi.
  • This one of the first of 60 European original series that Disney+ is trying to deliver by 2024, with other projects including Sam: A Saxon, Parallels, and The Good Mothers.
  • Disney EMEA President Jan Koeppen said that the focus of Disney’s European originals is to show the diversity of Europe, with one series, Sultan City, set in a German-Turkish community and Oussekine, a French series about true events in 1986 that set off mass protests in France just a few examples that were used to showcase this goal.
  • No official premiere date has been given at this time for Kaiser Karl.

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