Netflix 'Young Royals': Release date, cast, plot and all about Royal show
The series follows young Prince Wilhelm who gets an opportunity to explore his true self once he begins boarding school
No one does royal shows quite like Netflix and while there has been plenty of real-life royal drama surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of late, fans of royalty can always do with more.
That's where Netflix's new show 'Young Royals' will come in. The series follows young Prince Wilhelm (Edvin Ryding) who gets a taste of life outside his ivory tower when he begins to attend a prestigious boarding school. He then starts to develop a taste for freedom which begins to make him question his royal responsibilities. But he doesn't have much time to ponder, as unexpected developments lead to him being the next in line for the throne. If you enjoy shows based on royalty, then shows like 'The Crown', 'Bridgerton' and 'The Spanish Princess'.
Air time and how to watch
'Young Royals' will start streaming on July 1 on Netflix at 3 am EST. You can also watch the series by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant. A premium plan that allows more people to watch the service on different screens simultaneously, costs $18 per month. Meanwhile, the basic US plan costs $9 per month.
"When Prince Wilhelm (Edvin Ryding) arrives at the prestigious boarding school Hillerska he finally gets an opportunity to explore his true self and find out what kind of life he really wants. Wilhelm starts dreaming of a future filled with freedom and unconditional love far away from the royal obligations - but when he unexpectedly becomes next in line for the throne his dilemma is heightened as he has to make a choice. Love or duty."
Swedish actor Edvin Ryding made his debut in the TV series 'Mannen under trappan' in 2009. Since then Ryding has acted in several productions, including the TV series 'Gåsmamman' which follows the story of a woman drawn into the underworld to save her family. He has also acted in the series 'Älska mig' Friendship, in which grief and romance intersect in the lives of three generations of people living in Stockholm.
Venezuela-born Omar Rudberg is a popular Swedish singer and this seems to be his first big acting role. He was a member of the boyband FO&O between 2013 and 2017. In 2017 however, the band announced that they would be going their separate ways. Rudberg began his solo career in 2018 with the single 'Que Pasa', featuring Swedish rapper Lamix, followed by 'La Mesa' with Swedish rapper Elias Hurtig.
Other stars include Malte Gårdinger, Frida Argento, Nikita Uggla and Pernilla August.
The Swedish coming-of-age series is directed by Rojda Sekersöz (conceptual director) and Erika Calmeyer. Lisa Ambjörn, Lars Beckung and Camilla Holter have been credited as creators of the new show, while Ambjörn takes on the role of a head writer as well along with other writers Pia Gradvall, Sofie Forsman and Tove Forsman.
The trailer of 'Young Royals' shows that fans of royal drama are going to be in for a treat as the teenage prince grapples with love and duty, as he enters into a relationship that has those closest to him urging him to cover up his sexuality.
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