German series Maxton Hall brought some serious drama in its first outing on Prime Video.


The six-part series, which is based on Mona Kasten's best-selling book Save Me, centres on the relationship between scholarship student Ruby and entitled rich kid James following an unexpected encounter at prestigious school Maxton Hall.

Despite coming from wildly different worlds, they found themselves repeatedly drawn to another. And although there were plenty of hurdles placed before them, by the end of the season they reconnected – that is until tragedy struck, casting doubt on their future.

But are there plans to revisit Ruby and James's story?

Read on for everything you need to know about Maxton Hall season 2.

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Maxton Hall season 2 release date speculation

While Maxton Hall has officially been recommissioned for season 2, as reported by Deadline, we're not expecting new episodes to arrive until 2025 at least.

As soon as we know more, we'll have all of the details for you right here.

The series has "achieved the largest first week global viewership for an International Original in Prime Video history," said the streamer.

"While we started off as a local production for the German market, Prime Video first built enthusiasm for our project internally and then shared it with the world," said UFA producer Ceylan Yildirim. "We are overwhelmed by the euphoric reactions."

James Farrell, Amazon MGM Studio's VP of International Originals, also said that the response "proves that local stories have the power to captivate global audiences".

Maxton Hall season 2 cast: Who could return?

Ruby at school shaking a student's hand
Harriet Herbig-Matten as Ruby Bell in Maxton Hall. Prime Video

We'd expect Harriet Herbig-Matten to return as Ruby and Damian Hardung to reprise the role of James.

Other characters who could likely return are:

  • Sonja Weißer as James's sister Lydia, who is pregnant
  • Fedja Van Huêt as James and Lydia's father Mortimer
  • Justus Riesner as James's best friend Alistair
  • Andrea Guo as Ruby's best friend Lin
  • Ben Felipe as Cyril, a Maxton Hall student
  • Runa Greiner as Ruby's sister Ember
  • Julia-Maria Köhler as Ruby and Ember's mother Helen
  • Martin Neuhaus as Ruby and Ember's father Angus

There are plenty of other faces that could return, and we'd expect some new additions, too.

But we've likely seen the last of Clelia Sarto, who plays Cordelia, James and Lydia's mother, after her character died (although she could feature in flashback form).

Maxton Hall season 2 plot: What could happen?

Ruby and James sitting next to one another, looking lovingly into one another's eyes.
Harriet Herbig-Matten as Ruby Bell and Damian Hardung as James Beaufort in Maxton Hall. Prime Video

In the season 1 finale, Ruby and James were finally back on track after having a big heart-to-heart and sharing a passionate kiss, before sealing the deal.

But tragedy was just around the corner.

When James and Lydia returned home from their Oxford interviews, their father informed them that Cordelia, their mother, had died after suffering a stoke, prompting James to leap up and attack his father.

The season wrapped up with Ruby surrounded by her family, regaling them with tales from her trip to Oxford, where she appeared to nail her third and final interview.

By contrast, James's life had been upended, leaving him bereft of any hope or joy.

What do their respective futures hold? And will James walk away from Ruby following that shocking development?

Prime Video, we need answers, and stat!

Maxton Hall season 2 trailer: Can I watch it?

Expect the trailer to arrive in the month leading up to the premiere.

Maxton Hall — The World Between Us season 1 is available to stream now on Prime Video. Sign up for a 30-day free trial of Prime Video and pay £8.99 a month after that.


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