The drama has been greenlit for a second season following recent sales in Italy, Israel, Latvia and Hong Kong.

Fresh off standing ovations after the World Premiere in Cannes last week, Maxima continues its travels throughout Italy, Israel, Latvia and Hong Kong with big news: the second season of the royal drama has been greenlit. The new season of the high-end international drama series features the highly anticipated wedding of Máxima and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, the coronation and Máxima’s ongoing struggle between family dynamics and her career ambitions.

The six-hour first season, produced by Millstreet Films for RTL Netherlands’ streaming service Videoland will premiere on 20 April.

Beta Film just sold Maxima to Italy’s public broadcaster Rai, as well as Israel’s HOT, Latvia’s LTV, Honk Kong’s Now TV, and previously to Germany (RTL), Latin America (Warner Bros. Discover), and Austria (ORF), among others.

Rising Argentinian star Delfina Chaves (The Secret of the Greco Family) and Martijn Lakemeier (The East, Marie Antoinette) return for their roles as Máxima and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. Elsie de Brauw (The Death of My Mother) and German star actor Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others, Your Honour) will reprise their roles as Queen Beatrix and her husband Claus von Amsberg.

About Máxima Season 2:

Máxima finds that maintaining the love of the Dutch people is not as easy as winning it. As a spirited Argentine, she must navigate career ambitions and family dynamics to establish her position within the tight framework and strict protocol of the royal house. The season follows her from the wedding preparations up to the coronation ten years later, where she must find the delicate balance between personal aspirations and the responsibilities of a future queen. Shooting is expected to start in October in The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Austria.

The second season of Maxima will be directed by Saskia Diesing, Joosje Duk and Roxanne Stam. The scripts will be written by Rifka Lodeizen and Daan Gielis.

Maxima will be available on RTL Netherland’s streamer Videoland starting from April 20 and is produced by Millstreet Films (Rachel van Bommel), in co-production with FBO and Beta Film (Justus Riesenkampff), with the support of the Dutch Film Fund Production Incentive, the Creative Europe MEDIA program, and the Belgian Tax Shelter. The series is based on the book Máxima Zorreguieta: Motherland by Marcia Luyten, published by De Bezige Bij.