Netflix in select regions is currently streaming parts 1 and 2 of the Israeli drama series The beautiful queen of Jerusalem originally released as parts 1 and 2. Now combined into a single season, a second season is right around the corner, arriving in July 2023. Here’s what you need to know.
If you’re not familiar, the Israeli drama show is set in the early 20th century. It revolves around a house cleaner named Rosa who marries a shopkeeper who loves another woman, a choice that impacts her dynamic with eldest daughter Luna for decades.
Although labeled as a Netflix Original, the series is owned and broadcast in Israel on Yes (specifically Yes Drama).
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Netflix released season 1 of the show in two parts. The first part was added in May 2022 and consists of 10 episodes. Another 10 episodes were added in July 2022. According to NewonNetflix.info, those two parts were combined/merged into a single season in January 2023. Netflix does not broadcast the show in the same format as Israeli TV. There, season 1 consisted of 44 episodes that Netflix cut and turned into 20 episodes.
The show was added to Netflix in a handful of regions in 2022 and more throughout 2023. According to unogsat least 13 (only nine carried it in 2022) countries are showing the series, including:
- Netflix United States
- Netflix Canada (added in early 2023)
- netflix spain
- netflix uk
- South Africa
- The Netherlands
The beautiful queen of Jerusalem will return for season 2
In advance, we knew that The beautiful queen of Jerusalem I would return for a second season.
The renewal announcement occurred in EAST Tel Aviv in December 2021, but it was reaffirmed by Variety in 2022. Filming for the second season began in June 2022, and according to some reports, it will air in Israel by the end of 2022. Other reports suggest that filming may have suffered setbacks after one of the main stars of the series withdrew from filming.
26 episodes finally aired on Yes Drama between January 23, 2023 and March 21, 2023.
Netflix has now confirmed that most of the regions listed above will receive all of Season 2 (it’s unclear how many episodes will actually be released) on July 14, 2023. You can find the full Netflix US release schedule for July 2023 here.
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