The royal empire is in jeopardy in season two of Netflix’s The Crown

Matt Sayer 11 August 2017 NEWS


The acclaimed drama will return to the small screen this December.

After captivating audiences with its dramatic retelling of Queen Elizabeth II's early years on the throne, The Crown will be making its return for a second season on Netflix later this year.

The first season of the semi-biographical series, which won numerous awards including a Golden Globe for Best Drama TV series, explored Queen Elizabeth II's life from her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 to the collapse of Princess Margaret's betrothal to Peter Townsend in 1955. The upcoming second season will pick up where the first left off, covering the 1956 Suez Crisis all the way up to Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's scandalous retirement in the wake of the 1963 Profumo affair.

Season two will see Claire Foy (Crossbones) reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II and Matt Smith (Doctor Who) continue on as her husband Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. There'll be a few new faces, too, including Michael C. Hall (Dexter) as John F. Kennedy and Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones) as Harold Macmillan.

The second season of The Crown will launch on Netflix on 8 December.

Expect to see Netflix place more emphasis on original series like The Crown in the future, especially with Disney recently announcing its split from the streaming service.

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