The third and final season of the coming-of-age Swedish-language series ‘Young Royals’ has officially begun filming today in Sweden, Netflix has confirmed through an official press release and a video (watch above) of the cast doing the table reading together for the final time.
Earlier, the show got officially renewed for a third and final season 45 days after the Season 2 premiere in November 2022. The second season maintained the charm of the first season while creating more drama. Season 2 was no exception in terms of scandals and relationships, with Simon and Wilhelm dealing with the aftermath of their leaked sex tape.
At the time of renewal, head writer and co-creator Lisa Ambjörn stated to Netflix, "I’ve always imagined Young Royals being told in three parts and because of the fans’ dedication to our story, we get to tell the last one. The ending has been clear to me from the start and I’m so thankful and honored to get to finish this tale as intended.”
At the end of Season 2, Simon ends his relationship with Marcus. August persuades Alexander to accept responsibility for the leaked video, claiming that if Simon goes to the police, he will reveal Simon sold him drugs. When Wilhelm threatens August with a shotgun, Sara reveals that she told him Simon was about to call the cops. Simon decides not to go to the police station in order to save his mother from embarrassment. Simon confesses his feelings for Wilhelm before the school's anniversary gala. Wilhelm delivers a heartfelt speech at the gala about being open and not keeping secrets and publicly admits it was him in the video. Sara reports to the police about August.
Returning to the cast of the third season are - Edvin Ryding as Prince Wilhelm of Sweden, Omar Rudberg as Simon Eriksson, Frida Argento as Sara, Malte Gårdinger as August, and Nikita Uggla as Felice. ‘Young Royals’ Season 3 will premiere in late 2023.
The second cast also included Pernilla August as Queen Kristina of Sweden, Nathalie Varli as Madison McCoy, Tommy Wättring as Marcus, Ivar Forsling as Crown Prince Erik of Sweden, Carmen Gloria Pérez as Linda, Inti Zamora Sobrado as Ayub, Magnus Ehrner as Jan Olof Munck, and Ingela Olsson as Hillerska Headmistress Anette Lilja.
Lisa Ambjörn, Lars Beckung, and Camilla Holter are the showrunners based on the screenplay written by Ambjörn, Pia Gradvall, Sofie Forsman, and Tove Forsman. Lisa Berggren Eyre and Martin Söder from Nexiko are the producers with Lars Beckung of Nexiko as the executive producer.
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