Netflix revealed some exiting news on Tuesday, October 29: A sequel to The Princess Switch, 2018’s breakout holiday rom-com starring Vanessa Hudgens, is in the works. The movie is set to premiere on Netflix in 2020, and Hudgens will return as the star and also a producer.
“Vanessa Hudgens returns as star & producer for The Princess Switch: Switched Again,” a tweet from the Netflix account @SeeWhatsNext reads. “In the sequel, Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne & hits a rough patch with Kevin so it’s up to Stacy to save the day before a new lookalike — party girl Fiona — foils their plans.” It already sounds incredible.
See Netflix’s tweet announcing the news for yourself, below:
For those of you who forget The Princess Switch‘s original plot, it centers on an American baker, Stacy (Hudgens), who travels to the fictional country of Belgravia for a competition and discovers she bears a striking resemblance to one of its royals, Margaret Delacourt. The two women decide to switch places, and holiday-themed hijinks ensue. Ultimately, they both find love (Stacy with another royal, Prince Edward, and Margaret with Stacy’s friend, Kevin), and live happily ever after. But this new sequel implies there’s trouble in paradise.
In an interview with Glamour, Hudgens said that a sequel to The Princess Switch would probably include a third lookalike to create more drama. “Maybe there would a third twin,” she said. “Spruce things up a little bit. I have no idea. I’m going to leave that one up to the writers, but I know that I had so much fun doing it. The characters are so sweet that I would definitely be on board.
Here’s everything we know about the movie so far:
The release date. 2020. You can probably count on it dropping some time during the holiday season.
The director. Mike Rohl, who’s directed several TV show episodes for Shadowhunters and Supernatural, among others.
The screenwriters. Amanda Phillips Atkins, Eric Jarboe, and Robin Bernheim. All three served as producers on the original Princess Switch.
We’ll update this post with more information as it comes in.