7.4/10
311
2 user 1 critic

Maximilian 

In 1477 Charles the Bolds dies, his only child is a girl which cannot rule w/o a husband. Meanwhile in Austria, Emperor Frederick III and his antagonist Louis XI France battle over said marriage prospects, battles ensue, tragedy falls.
Reviews
Popularity
3,445 ( 823)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2017  
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

The secret team of assassins, the Shadows, are put to the test in an ultimate game of survival.

Director: Keith Collins II
Stars: Daniel Loesch, Hakeem Sharif, Jerry Sur
Imperium (2012)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Back from the campaign of Numancia, Galba has been dispossessed of everything that made him a respected and powerful man. The Senate repudiates him, his family is ruined and his wife, ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Lluís Homar, José Sancho, Nathalie Poza
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In time of absolute monarchies, political intrigue and diplomacy through marriage love is not a word associated with marriage. And a ruling Empress? Not even imaginable. But there is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Marie-Luise Stockinger, Vojtech Kotek, Zuzana Stivínová
Carlos, Rey Emperador (2015–2016)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Roman Catholic Church faces the new challenges of Protestanism in Northern Europe and Paganism in the Americas. Carlos V seeks to secure the power of the Church, in this continuation of Isabel (2011-2014) and La Corona Partida (2016).

Stars: Álvaro Cervantes, Alfonso Bassave, Marina Salas
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In a Spain consumed by ambition and power, the future of an empire depends of the mind state of a single woman.

Director: Jordi Frades
Stars: Rodolfo Sancho, Irene Escolar, Raúl Mérida
Das Sacher. In bester Gesellschaft (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A soap-operatic mini-series about the history of Hotel Sacher in Vienna. Starts with the takeover by Anna Sacher after her husband Eduard died aged 59. Most of the time, someone high or low... See full summary »

Stars: Ursula Strauss, Josefine Preuß, Julia Koschitz
Isabel (2011–2014)
Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Life of Isabella I of Castile, also known as Isabella the Catholic.

Stars: Michelle Jenner, Ramon Madaula, Rodolfo Sancho
Hispania, la leyenda (2010–2012)
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Viriato is a Hispanic shepherd who enjoys a simple life until the arrival of the Roman troops of the praetor Galba. It will changes his destiny. His village is attacked and massacred. ... See full summary »

Stars: Roberto Enríquez, Juan José Ballesta, Nathalie Poza
Spuren des Bösen (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Heino Ferch, Gerhard Liebmann, Gerda Drabek

A mother seen with the eyes of her unborn child. Platonic interactions between the two are interlaced by their other-side confessions to find the truth.

Director: Liliana Colombo
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Christa Théret ...  Maria von Burgund 3 episodes, 2017
Jannis Niewöhner ...  Maximilian 3 episodes, 2017
Alix Poisson Alix Poisson ...  Margareta von York 3 episodes, 2017
Jean-Hugues Anglade ...  König Ludwig XI. 3 episodes, 2017
Miriam Fussenegger Miriam Fussenegger ...  Johanna von Hallewyn 3 episodes, 2017
Stefan Pohl ...  Wolfgang von Polheim 3 episodes, 2017
Nicolas Wanczycki Nicolas Wanczycki ...  Philippe de Commynes 3 episodes, 2017
André Penvern ...  Guillaume Hugonet 3 episodes, 2017
Sylvie Testud ...  Charlotte von Savoyen 3 episodes, 2017
Raphaël Lenglet ...  Olivier De La Marche / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Fritz Karl ...  Adolf von Egmond 3 episodes, 2017
Johannes Krisch ...  Haug von Werdenberg 3 episodes, 2017
Harald Windisch Harald Windisch ...  Georg Rudolfer 3 episodes, 2017
Thierry Piétra Thierry Piétra ...  Olivier Le Daim 3 episodes, 2017
Lili Epply Lili Epply ...  Rosina von Kraig 3 episodes, 2017
Max Baissette de Malglaive ...  Dauphin Charles 3 episodes, 2017
Sebastian Blomberg ...  Jan Coppenhole 3 episodes, 2017
Christoph Luser Christoph Luser ...  Franchois Coppenhole 3 episodes, 2017
Aaron Friesz ...  Bertram 3 episodes, 2017
Martin Wuttke ...  Ulrich Fugger 3 episodes, 2017
Yvon Back ...  Guy de Brimeu 3 episodes, 2017
Caroline Godard ...  Anne de France 3 episodes, 2017
Mark Zak Mark Zak ...  Matthias Corvinus 3 episodes, 2017
Tobias Moretti ...  Kaiser Friedrich III. 2 episodes, 2017
Björn Freiberg ...  Burgoise 2 episodes, 2017
Martin Lev Martin Lev ...  Personal KnightGuard for Maximilian 2 episodes, 2017
Edit

Storyline

In 1477 Charles the Bolds dies, his only child is a girl which cannot rule w/o a husband. Meanwhile in Austria, Emperor Frederick III and his antagonist Louis XI France battle over said marriage prospects, battles ensue, tragedy falls.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Austria | Germany | Hungary

Language:

German

Release Date:

1 March 2017 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Maximilian See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(total run time)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Maximilian I. - Der Brautzug zur Macht (2017) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Rewarding Exxperience
29 August 2018 | by evpmailSee all my reviews

Showtime/Starz has given viewers a refreshing and rewarding experience in running the limited series "Maximilian" this spring, an insightful exploration of Fifteenth Century European history, concentrating on France, Germany, Austria and Hungary. At the time, France consisted of somewhat independent provinces, as did Germany, the greatest part of Germany known as the Holy Roman Empire. This focus on these countries is a refreshing change from the usual concentration on British history that we're offered in the category of Old World history.

Also refreshing is the absence of melodramatic soap histrionics characteristic in Hollywood productions. If the actors in "Maximilian" at times seemed too stone-faced, the viewer must take into account the behavior standards of royals and aristocrats both in previous centuries and in modern times. This does not mean there is a lack of emotional expression, just that it is more tempered, allowing for some highly charged scenes at pivot points along the way.

There is some frankly presented nudity and the brutality of the times, but not overly graphic. One nude scene in particular provides one of the most hilarious scenes in the world of cinema.

It was particularly rewarding to see this series in German and French with subtitles, much to be preferred over dubbing. Amazingly, the characters all communicated with one another across language barriers, each speaking in his/her native language, while seeming to understand one another perfectly.

I highly recommend "Maximilian." Don't pass this one up.


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed