Empress star Philip Froissant marks the end of the era with a personal message to fans about the show: provokes a reaction


The company has wowed viewers since its release on Netflix in late September, with many fans binge-watching the entire show within days.

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And the star of the show, Philip Froissant, who plays Emperor Franz Joseph I on the show, has been thanking all the support ever since it aired.

Taking to Instagram over the weekend, the actor shared a heartfelt thank you to his newfound fanbase, along with a photo of him in character on the show.

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Marking the end of the series, he wrote: “Thank you so much for joining us on this journey and for the amazing work.” And he added: “(visit julia’s account to see the image in better quality)”.

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Fans were quick to comment on the post, with many asking if there will be a second season. “Season 2 please,” wrote one, while another replied, “We want a second season!!” A third added: “I definitely need the second season!”

Netflix has yet to officially confirm if the romantic period drama will return with more episodes in the future, but fans are more than hopeful that it will happen.

Empress star Philip Froissant marked the end of an era by filming the show’s first season.

If The Empress returns, fans can expect most of the cast to reprise their roles. This means Devrim Lingnau, Philip Froissant, and Melika Foroutan will likely return as Elisabeth, Franz, and Princess Sophia, respectively.

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Philip, 28, has appeared in a couple of short films in Germany before his role in The Empress, including Sommerloch and Fest der Liebe. Last year, he starred in the movie Black Island, playing the role of Jonas Hansen in the 2021 film.

Philip has a leading role in the hit Netflix series

During the filming of The Empress, Philip shared many behind-the-scenes photos and often interacts with his co-stars on the social media platform. The series follows Elisabeth von Wittelsbach, who after falling in love with and eventually marrying her sister’s future fiancée, Emperor Franz Joseph, enters the world of politics at the Viennese court.

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The drama is based on a historical fiction novel about the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth von Wittelsbach, who lived from 1837 to 1898.

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