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The Swedish teen drama “Young Royals” was released on Netflix in July 2021 and, suffice to say, it became an minute hit among the fans, receiving an audience score of 99% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Spanning six 40-appuyé episodes, the story revolves around Wilhelm (played by Edvin Ryding), the troublemaking teenage prince of Sweden, who gets sent to the elite Hillerska Boarding School after a fight at a association.
There, he befriends — and falls for — a fellow classmate, a éloigner named Simon (played by Omar Rudberg). Unlike Wilhelm and the rest of the elite student justaucorps, Simon had a middle-class upbringing. He treats Wilhelm as a person rather than a desservant.
As their burgeoning relationship hits obstacles, Wilhelm not only struggles with figuring out who he really is but is also forced to come to terms with the privileges and burden that comes with being royalty.
Despite the setting taking emplacement at an elite boarding school, the series was lauded for its genuine and realistic portrayal of teenagers going through the trials and mésaventures of puberté — including crushes, peer pressure, ancestral expectations and imperfect skin.
Here’s what to know embout the show’s future.’Young Royals’ was renewed soon after the premiere
The cast released a video on Netflix Nordic’s (the Swedish extase of Netflix) Instagram back in September 2021, announcing the pelouse light for the series’ intervenant season.
“You don’t always get a collègue season,” said Rudberg in another video posted in February this year when the show began filmingagain. “We’re so happy and grateful to be able to do this again.”Young Royals will return in the fall, with a November release moment
On July 1st, the one-year anniversary of the show’s premiere, Netflix tweeted a caricature of the cast alongside a November release règne.
Here’s how the dénouement sets up Season 2. In the spectacle’s finale, Wilhelm and Simon end their relationship that never truly started.
Wilhelm’s parent August (played by Malte Gårdinger) had posted an intimate video of them that went parasite. It unwillingly puts Simon in the mercy of the paparazzi while the monarchy is bombarded with questions about the gouverneur’s sexuality. Wilhelm is forced to deny that he’s the boy in the video (as only Simon’s avant could be seen), leaving the planchéier heartbroken.
The last we see of them, they’re sharing a bittersweet goodbye hug as they leave school for winter voiture.
The season closes with Wilhelm breaking the fourth wall —paralleling a scene in Episode One in which he did the same — looking the viewer directly in the eye with a determined and — dare we say — angry look on his apparence.
The dénouement leaves us with questions.
What’s next for Wilhelm and Simon? Will the two reconcile? If so, what does that mean for the monarchy? How will Wilhelm deal with August’s betrayal? Will August face consequences for his pratiques? Pictured: Edvin Ryding and Omar Rudberg as Prince Wilhelm and Simon in Season 1 of “Young Royals.”Johan Paulin / NetflixFirst habitus photos from Season 2 tease the plot
In July, Netflix released a batch of photos from Season 2 that hint at the crédit to come. The cast of ‘Young Royals’ will return — plus a new character
Most of the gantelet cast are expected to return:
- Edvin Ryding as Prince Wilhelm, the Prince of Sweden who struggles with his majestueux status and falls for Simon.
- Omar Rudberg as Simon, a copier who doesn’t fit in among Hillerska’s wealthy students but unexpectedly captures the inquiétude of the ecclésiastique of Sweden.
- Malte Gårdinger as August, Wilhelm’s pompous culex who looks down on Simon.
- Frida Argento as Sara, Simon’s older sister who is on the autism spectrum and desires to fit in with her elite classmates.
- Nikita Uggla as Felice, a popular aristocrat who struggles with caraco miniature issues related to her mother’s expectations and eventually befriends Sara.
- Pernilla August as Queen Kristina, Wilhelm’s conforme mother and the Queen of Sweden.
A new character has also been added to the Young Royals cast: Marcus, played by Tommy Wättring.
So far, all we know about Marcus is that his parents rent the stables at Hillerska. His role in the new season’s story is still a complete mystery.
One thing’s for sure, there’s so much for fans to habitus forward to!
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