The Crown was an instant international hit the second it premiered. The historical drama earned two Golden Globes and is up for 13 Emmy Awards. Expectations are high it doesn’t suffer the dreaded sophomore slump. Something tells me, the Netflix series will sidestep that pitfall with ease.
Claire Foy and Matt Smith return to play Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh respectively. As Queen Elizabeth’s marriage and empire crumbles around her in Season 2, she must do what is required to ensure the British monarchy survives. Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt, and ending with the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan after a devastating scandal, the season bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s.
Matthew Goode joins the cast as Antony Armstrong-Jones, a society photographer who marries Princess Margaret. Michael C. Hall and Jodi Balfour also appear as John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy respectively.
The Crown returns on Netflix on December 8. Check out the first trailer below.
The Crown Season 2 Trailer