Everything We Know About The Empress Season Two

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Just as fall began, bringing with it the irrepressible impulse to curl up under a blanket and binge an entire season of TV at once, Netflix really rose to the occasion by launching The Empress, an addictive new period drama tailor-made to fill the Bridgerton-shaped hole in your viewing schedule. And now, the show has officially been renewed for season two.

Early in November, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Netflix had renewed The Empress, with stars Devrim Lingnau and Philip Froissant both reprising their roles.

Season one delved into the early story of Duchess Elisabeth of Bavaria, an Austrian empress famed as much for her beauty as for her unusually tragic life—if you're not concerned about spoilers for potential future seasons, you can read more about the true story. German actress Devrim Lingnau stars in the series as 16-year-old Elisabeth, a.k.a. "Sisi", opposite Phillip Froissant as Emperor Franz Joseph, who abandons his engagement to Sisi's sister to marry her instead. After moving to Vienna as the Emperor's wife, Sisi soon finds herself embroiled in the machinations and scheming of the court—all with the shadow of revolution looming large over the nobility.

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Along with Lingnau and Froissantto, Netflix has confirmed the returns of supporting cast members Melika Foroutan as Archduchess Sophie, Johannes Nussbaum as Archduke Maximilian, Almila Bagriacik as Countess Leontine von Apafi, and Jördis Triebel as Ludovika.

Season 1 most definitely leaves things open for more episode, wrapping up on a significant turning point in Elisabeth's reign and relationship with the public. In the back half of the season, the empress had become increasingly disillusioned with both the court and her husband, after discovering the poverty that many Austrian citizens were living in. After a tense confrontation with her mother-in-law, Elisabeth is on the brink of leaving royal life and returning home to Bavaria – but at the last moment, she discovers that she's pregnant, and announces the news to the public.

Given how Elisabeth and Franz's relationship had deteriorated, and the mounting protests surrounding the court, this ending opens up a lot of intriguing possibilities for season 2. Fingers crossed for more news soon.

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