‘The Duke of Death and His Maid’ has officially been renewed for a second season. Japanese production companies J.C. Staff and Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment will return to produce the show, according to reports.
Funimation announced on their website, “We won’t have to live with the curse of no more ducal romance, because The Duke of Death and His Maid is officially getting a Season 2! The announcement was made after the final episode of The Duke of Death and His Maid aired on Sunday.”
They continue, “Based on the manga by Koharu Inoue, The Duke of Death and His Maid is directed by Yoshiki Yamakawa (Hi Score Girl) at studio J.C.Staff, and stars Natsuki Hanae (The Case Study of Vanitas) and Ayumi Mano (Date A Live) as the titular Duke and his maid, Alice.”
【The Duke of Death and His Maid】Season 2 Confirmed!
We couldn't bear to part with Alice and Duke, but we can see them again soon💖
— Aniplus Asia (@ANIPLUSAsia) September 19, 2021
This comes shortly after D-Rezzed reported that Funimation received the rights to produce an English dub.
“The English cast for the series includes Clifford Chapin (My Hero Academia) as The Duke, Kristen McGuire (Dr. STONE) as Alice, Kayli Mills (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) as Viola and Kent Williams (The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED) as Rob.” The cast also includes Sarah Wiedenheft (How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord) and Ricco Fajardo (Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!) with Natalie Rose serving as ADR Director.
My AnimeList describes the synopsis:
“As the elegant, frail flower petals wither away into lifeless ashes, the young duke is tragically reminded of the despicable power forced upon him—the ability to kill anything he touches. Scorned by his family, he is sent away to live in near isolation. Fortunately, he is not entirely alone, as the manor’s staff— his dutiful butler Rob and the flirtatious maid Alice—keep him company and make his life less miserable.
As the duke’s romantic feelings for Alice grow, so does his continued frustration for the limits set by his unfortunate ability. Therefore, he resolves to break the curse cast upon him all those years ago, not only for his sake, but Alice’s as well—for he is painfully aware of how difficult it is to avoid the touch of a loved one.”