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The Empress Season 2 Cast, Trailer, Plot, Update and Renewal Status

The Empress on Netflix is the series to watch if you’re interested in the splendor and political intrigues associated with life in the mid-19th-century ruling class. The life and biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria will continue with a second season on the streaming service.

Since its premiere in September, the period drama has been an exceptional success for the streaming service. Maggie Lovitt, a member of the Collider staff, provides a thorough analysis of the project’s genius. Lingnau’s portrayal of the rebellious Elisabeth in With Devrim Lingnau is subtle and nuanced, which makes the performance all the more delightful to watch.

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The vibrant, elaborate designs of aristocratic garments on display in The Empress make for a visually pleasing spectacle. The story itself is a charming, poetic, and romantic tale that was bound to win hearts as it did.


In the first season of the German series, we were introduced to the youthful and uncompromising Elisabeth, who had only lately married into the imperial house of Austria. The young empress is married to her husband, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (Philip Froissart).

While the couple shares a strong bond and chemistry, Elisabeth’s relationship with her husband’s authoritarian mother, Princess Sophie of Bavaria (Melika Foroutan), and scheming brother, Archduke Maximilian (Johannes Nussbaum), remains a cause for concern. Not to add, a schism in the Hapsburg royal dynasty does not bode well, given the empire’s internal unrest and exterior threats.


The Empress has assembled a fantastic cast to bring to life this popular part of history, and they are doing so very well. In addition to Lingnau and the previously listed actors, the series also features Almila Bagriacik, Elisa Schlott, Svenja Jung, Jordis Triebel, Rauand Taleb, and Alexander Finkenwirt. The series is conceived by Katharina Eyssen, and Florian Cossen and Katrin Gebbe shape the plot as directors. Gabrielle Reumer, who serves as the costume designer, deserves credit for the outstanding costumes.


The series creator, Eyssen, commented on the show’s success and renewal:

“I am extremely glad that our series was able to reach so many diverse people in Germany and around the world. Elisabeth’s life is a testament to the power of love, as well as the courage to be different and the hope for a brighter future, which is exactly what we require at this time. We are thrilled to be able to continue sharing this thrilling narrative.”

Netflix offers The Empress in its entirety for streaming. View the film’s trailer below: