The Empress Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Storyline, Trailer Release, and Everything You Need to Know:
Netflix knows that its viewers like a good, hot historical drama. The streamer has taken us back to the year 1854, when a resolute queen marries the Emperor of Austria, Franz Joseph, and becomes the Empress of Austria, a position of power at the Viennese court.
The story of the young “Sisi” (or “Sissi,” relying on who you ask) at the centre of the Habsburg empire has been a popular one in Austrian and German history for a long time. Her life was like a soap opera, with ups and downs (mostly downs, unfortunately).
Because of this, the German streaming service Netflix hired Sommerhaus Serien to turn her story into a TV show.
Even though Netflix hasn’t officially given season two the go-ahead (though that day is coming), there is plenty of material to begin with after that disturbing cliffhanger, and sumptuous royal-themed historical dramas tend to do well on Netflix.
The Empress Season 2 Release Date:
Netflix has not said when the season 2 of The Empress will come out. The Empress has a high enough rating (7.9/10 on IMDB) that ratings alone are enough to guarantee a second season.
The show has a big audience and mostly good reviews, so a declaration about whether or not it will be renewed is probably coming soon. Even though the show just came out or less a month ago, we can expect season two to come out before 2023.
Katja Hofem, Vice President of Content for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH) at Netflix, said: “It’s great to see that our version of this well-known historical figure has sparked so much interest and excitement in so many people.
It demonstrates that people like Elisabeth and want to see more of her.”
If production starts right away, we might not get new episodes until the finish of 2023, but 2024 seems more likely.
The Empress Season 2 Trailer Release:
There won’t be a trailer for Season 2 of The Empress any time soon. It’s been less than a fortnight since the show came out, and we still don’t know if it will be back.
Since filming hasn’t even begun yet, there is no possibility of an additional season. If you missed the first season of the show, you could watch it on Netflix.
The Empress Season 2 Cast:
If The Empress comes back for a second season, you can bet that the whole cast will be back and play the same roles.
Devrim Lingnau will return to play Elisabeth, the Beloved Empress. Phillip Froissant, who plays Franz Joseph, Melika Foroutan (Tribes of Europa), Elisa Schlott, who plays Helen, and Johannes Nussbaum, who plays Archduke Maximilian, will join her.
Princess Ludovika was played by Jordis Triebel. Hanna Hilsdorf (Amalia), Svenja Jung (Louise) and Raymond Tarabay (Ambassadeur De Bourqueney)
If Netflix agrees to bring the show back, the original cast, including Devrim Lingnau, who played the Empress, and Philip Froissart, who played her husband, would probably come back (fingers crossed).
If The Empress gets a second season, it’s likely that everyone from the first season will be back.
Devrim Lingnau will once again play the role of Elisabeth, the Beloved Empress. Melika Foroutan (Tribes of Europa) will probably play the emperor, Phillip Froissant will play Franz Joseph, Elisa Schlott will play Helen, and Johannes Nussbaum will play Archduke Maximilian.
Jordis Triebel plays the part of Princess Ludovika. (As Amalia and Louise) Raymond Tarabay, Hanna Hilsdorf, and Svenja Jung (Ambassador De Bourqueney).
The Empress Season 2 Storyline:
At the end of The Empress, Elisabeth is locked up inside the palace gates because she broke royal rules by going to the iron production plant and giving her shoes to a poor girl (displaying compassion).
Elisabeth gives in to her sadness when she realizes that nothing can be done to help the poor. She starts drinking and going to parties with Franz’s brother Maximillian, which makes her reputation even worse.
Archduchess Sophie, who has had enough of the stubborn Empress, suggests that Elisabeth go back to Bavaria.
Franz agrees, even though he gets into a verbal altercation with his wife and people accuse her of engaging in liaison with his brother. But right before Franz tells Elisabeth to leave, she finds out she’s pregnant.
The news breaks the Empress’s heart, but she won’t tell her husband. By the time Elisabeth is ready to leave, a big group of angry people have gathered at the palace gates to say bad things about the Emperor, blocking the way out.
Elisabeth insists that the gates be opened, even if the guards want to turn the carriage around. Franz and Sophia watch as the Empress tells the crowd that she is pregnant with an excited “I see you” and a hug.
If she acts, will they accept her? Would she forgive Franz if she could? Sophie is going to have a baby; what does she have planned? We do know, though, that the Archduchess will keep making Elisabeth’s life miserable behind the palace gates, if the play stays true to history.
The Empress had a daughter, whom she decided to name Archduchess Sophie of Austria, only ten months after she married the Duke.
The older Archduchess named the baby after herself and took full care of the baby without asking Elisabeth. Elisabeth was not allowed to help care for the baby or breastfeed it. A year later, Elisabeth had another daughter.
There was talk that Sophie wrote a nasty pamphlet criticizing her son-in-law for not having a son to be king.
At the end of The Empress, Elisabeth is locked up inside the palace walls because she broke royal rules (showed kindness) when she gave her boots to a young girl in need at the iron foundry.
Elisabeth gives up on the idea that anything will be done to help the poor. She helps give in to despair and starts partying with Franz’s brother Maximillian, which hurts her reputation even more.
Archduchess Sophie was fed up with the rebellious Empress, so she suggested that Elisabeth go back to her home in Bavaria.
Franz agreed, even though he had some sharp words with his wife and accused her of hanging out with his brother.
But before Franz tells Elisabeth to depart, she finds out she is finally pregnant. The Empress is so sad that she doesn’t tell her husband the bad news.
By the moment Elisabeth is ready to leave, a large group of angry people who had been gathering at the castle gates to protest the Emperor have blocked the entire exit.
The guards want to turn the carriage around, but Elisabeth wants the gates to be opened.
As Franz and Sophia look on, the Empress reaches out to the crowd and says, “I see you.” She then tells them she is pregnant.
Will the people like what she does? Can she let Franz go? Sophie is pregnant, so what plans does she have for her?
Well, we do know that the Archduchess will keep making Elisabeth’s life miserable inside the palace walls as long as the show stays true to the real story.
Ten months after she married the Duke, the Empress welcomed her first child, a girl called Archduchess Sophie of Austria.
Without Elisabeth’s permission, the older Archduchess gave the baby her own name and took full parental responsibility. Elisabeth was not allowed to care for or breastfeed her own child.
A year later, Elisabeth had another daughter, and Sophie is said to have written a mean pamphlet against her daughter-in-law for not having a son to be king.
Since it’s been offered the go-ahead, we can expect to learn more about all of this in season two.
Where To Watch The Empress?
As of September 29, 2022, you could watch the series on Netflix. So, as of right now, if Season 2 comes out, it’ll also be available on Netflix.