Season 2 of Young Royals will drop in November 2022 *Spoilers Alert*
Season 2 for the acclaimed Netflix show was announced in September 2021, though filming for the new season didn’t start until February 2022. Filming wrapped on May 11, and Netflix announced that the second season of the Swedish drama series would come in November. It was teased with a photo of the principal cast in front of a sign that said “November” with a love heart.
Season One left show fans on a cliffhanger of terrible events for protagonist Prince Wilhelm (Edvin Ryding). At the beginning of the show, Wilhelm was sent to boarding school, while at the end of Season 1, August leaked his and Simon’s sex tape. This prompts Wilhelm to deny that it’s him in the video, causing Simon to dump him after Wilhelm asks him if they could stay together in secret.
Fans speculate that although the couple has been broken up temporarily, their feelings will drive them to get back together. And, the fact that Omar Rudbger, who plays Simon, stated in an interview with The ANTI Magazine how the second season would ramp the drama up to another level, we can expect things to get spicier than ever.
Fans of Young Royals have praised the original story due to how it incorporates conflict, duty, and young love. Young Royals has been popular with fans of Heartstopper due to the protagonists’ youth and how both shows explore queer teen romance.
There’s also the fact that the leads of each show are fans of the other and the similar aesthetics of both series. The protagonist, Prince Wilhelm from Sweden, has been sent to boarding school to protect the family’s reputation.
Wilhelm wants to stay out of the spotlight and have a normal life, even though many would kill to be in his position of privilege. Adhering to his royal duties while keeping his sexuality secret doesn’t make matters any easier.
The series analyzes the experience of a queer member of a royal family. Should the secret leak, as it seemed to do during the season one finale, Wilhelm and his entire family would be in a terrible scandal. However, he decided to deny the rumors and, in the process, lost the love of his life.
Whether Wille wins Simon back or not, we’ll have to wait until November rolls by to find out.
Young Royals was created by Lisa Ambjörn, Lars Beckung, and Camilla Holter.