Swedish-language coming of age series ‘Young Royals’ has been greenlit for a second season, we have confirmed with our source. Netflix will soon make the official announcement. Season 1 of the series arrived on July 1 this year and was loved by both, the audience and the critics. The second season is reportedly starting production in November but not yet confirmed.
‘Young Royals’ is continuously gaining popularity since it arrived on Netflix. The show has been a tremendous success for the streamer, which renewed the series after analyzing the first month of viewership data. The series has been very popular in the country of its origin, Sweden, and it is currently in the top 10 trending shows since the day it arrived. The show is also popular in neighboring Nordic countries - Denmark and Norway. The series has also impressed the viewers of Ukraine, Russia, the UK, and Finland.
‘Young Royals’ has earned widespread praise for its LGBTQ+ representation and bringing out a gay relationship in the center of its story. The plot revolves around Wilhelm, a young Swedish prince who discovers his sexuality and struggles to choose between love and duty after being sent to a boarding school. Wilhelm instantly falls in love with Simon, a non-boarding student on a scholarship who is likewise dubbed a "socialist" by his classmates. Despite the female attention, Wilhelm is more interested in Simon, and in one scene goes over to Simon's house and turns on a video game so his sister and mother don't hear them having sex.
Apart from the story-centric LGBTQ+ representation, the show has also been lauded for 'realistic' portrayals of teenagers having 'acne' and 'awkward sex' and avoiding cliches and typical YA tropes.
The first season ended with the aftermath surrounding the leaked video of Wilhelm and Simon by August. Wilhelm feels conflicted about accepting his relationship with Simon publically as Simon's life gets invaded by the press.
The series stars Edvin Ryding as Prince Wilhelm of Sweden, Omar Rudberg as Simon Eriksson, Frida Argento as Sara Eriksson, Malte Gårdinger as August of Årnäs, and Nikita Uggla as Felice Ehrencrona. The cast also includes Pernilla August as Queen Kristina of Sweden, Carmen Gloria Pérez as Linda, Ivar Forsling as Crown Prince Erik of Sweden, Nathalie Varli as Madison McCoy, Ingela Olsson as Hillerska Headmistress Anette Lilja, and Inti Zamora Sobrado as Ayub.
Lisa Ambjörn, Lars Beckung, and Camilla Holter will be the showrunners based on the screenpaly written by Lisa Ambjörn (head writer), Pia Gradvall, Sofie Forsman and Tove Forsman.
Lisa Berggren Eyre and Martin Söder from Nexiko are the producers with Lars Beckung of Nexiko as executive producer.
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