The release date for The Windsors series 2 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Windsors Series 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Channel 4 has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
About the series
A brand new Channel 4 sitcom, The Windsors has premiered on May 6, 2016. It was created and written by Bert Tyler-Moore and George Jeffrie and executive produced by Robert Wulff-Cochrane and Camilla Campbell. The show contains six episodes.
The sitcom is an affectionate spoof on the much-loved British royal family. The range of the issues explored is great – from the mundane ones that almost every viewer can relate to the ones familiar only to those of highly noble descent, such as keeping the line of succession intact. The talented ensemble cast includes Harry Enfeld (Prince Charles), Morgana Robinson (Pippa Middleton) along with Haydn Gwynne, Hugh Skinner, Louise Ford, Matthew Cottle, Elle White, Celeste Dring, Tim Wallers and Katy Wix.
Critical reviews, viewership and prospects of renewal
While the critics are unanimous in admitting that show`s not the next huge comedy hit, most viewers are enjoying this satirical soapy look at the treasured British royal family. The Windsors has premiered to an impressive 1.9 million viewers, trailing well behind Gogglebox – but, well, most everything is trailing behind Gogglebox (3.5 million), and not that far behind The Island with Bear Grylls (2.35 million). At this point all signs are pointing to a bright future for the new sitcom, and we may very well expect a renewal for a second series. Stay tuned and we will be sure to keep you informed.
UPDATED June 3, 2016: The satirical soapy sitcom about the royal family The Windsors is indeed renewed by Channel 4 for a second series. The series premiere has ranked #3 for the night with 1.9 million viewers, and has ranked consistently high over the course of the first series` run, which deservedly warranted a renewal by the network. The series finale has ended with the campaign to abolish the institution of monarchy winning the referendum, and disaster imminent for the House of Windsors. Sign up for our updates, and we`ll be sure to send you a reminder one day prior to series 2 premiere of The Windsors.
UPDATED September 16, 2016: What a pleasant surprise - while the audience is eagerly awaiting the return of the satirical sitcom The Windsors with a second series, the creators of the show prepared a present for the fans that will make the wait seem more bearable. There will be two holiday season specials airing in December, which will, of course, feature Christmas celebrations at Sandringham. The arrival of an amnesiac millionaire puts Pippa and Harry’s relationship at risk, the ghost of Christmas past pays a visit to Willis, and Prince Charles has to give his first Christmas speech to his subjects... Channel 4 has also scheduled a return of The Windsors for a second series sometime in 2017. Sign up for our automatic updates, and we will inform you of the exact release date of The Windsors Christmas specials.
UPDATED November 30, 2016: The royal family in The Windsors will make two royal appearances during the holiday season. Two Christmas specials will feature guest stars Paul Whitehouse and Vicki Pepperdine, and the first one, which is set to grace our screens on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 10pm on Channel 4, portrays Whitehouse as a ghost haunting Wills, and Prince Charles giving his first Christmas speech in history to his subjects. The premiere date has not yet been scheduled for the second special, so please stay tuned for further information.