A Christmas Prince trilogy star Rose McIver wants to do a Netflix holiday movie universe crossover with The Princess Switch series and The Knight Before Christmas. In the last few years, Netflix has made a name for itself with its holiday rom-coms, with the first to really capture subscribers’ interests being 2017’s A Christmas Prince, starring McIver as Amber Moore, a journalist sent to the fictional country of Aldovia to dig up dirt on Prince Richard (Ben Lamb). The pair fall in love, but their story didn’t end there; the stars reunited for two sequels: 2018’s A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding and 2019’s A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.
As Netflix’s lineup of holiday rom-coms has expanded, what began as little Easter eggs in the form of protagonists watching other movies on the streaming service in-universe, has grown to become a proper shared universe in its own right. The Knight Before Christmas – starring Vanessa Hudgens as Brooke, who falls in love with the time-traveling knight Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse) – established Aldovia as a country in the film’s universe. Similarly, this year’s Princess Switch sequel, The Princess Switch: Switched Again, also starring Hudgens, confirms that franchise is also part of the Netflix holiday movie shared universe with appearances from Aldovia’s king and queen. Now, though McIver has wrapped up the Christmas Prince trilogy, it seems the actress would like to reprise her role as Queen Amber in a proper crossover film.
On Twitter, McIver shared the chart explaining Netflix’s holiday movie shared universe that the streaming service first released last year – which explains why it doesn’t included 2020’s The Princess Switch: Switched Again. Along with the graphic, McIver writes, “Gosh I hope we get to make a crossover film.” See McIver’s tweet below.
Shared universes and crossover films have, of course, been a major trend in Hollywood since the massive success of Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe and their Avengers movies. While Netflix’s holiday movie shared universe isn’t necessarily on the same level as the MCU, those who have become invested in the stories of the series’ respective characters would no doubt enjoy seeing them all united together on screen. Since Hudgens plays Brooke in The Knight Before Christmas as well as the three lookalike characters in The Princess Switch and Switched Again (Stacy, Margaret and new addition Fiona), a crossover could work to explain how Brooke fits into the universe and why there are four women who look exactly the same.
That said, it’s unclear whether Netflix or MPCA – the production company behind all three series in addition to fellow Netflix holiday films Holiday in the Wild, The Holiday Calendar and Christmas Inheritance – will decide to do a crossover movie. Considering the viral success of both A Christmas Prince and The Princess Switch movies, as well as the delight inspired by the concept of Netflix’s shared holiday movie universe, it’s certainly possible McIver’s hope comes to fruition. But until such a crossover film is announced, the holiday movies remain available to watch on Netflix, and viewers can try to figure out how to make the continuity across A Christmas Prince trilogy, The Princess Switch movies and The Knight Before Christmas make sense.
Source: Rose McIver/Twitter