Netflix released new images and the release date for the second season of its popular original series “The Crown.”
The series centers around the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II. The first season covered events from her marriage to Prince Philip to her ascension to the throne in 1953. “The Crown” won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series, as well as Best Actress for its star Claire Foy. It is also nominated for 10 Primetime Emmy Awards. The series scored nominations for Drama Series, as well as acting awards for Claire Foy and John Lithgow. It is also nominated for writing, directing, casting, and cinematography.
The second season begins with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt. It covers other historically significant moments, including the scandalous downfall of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. Season 2 will move into the tumultuous 1960s, full of revolution and social awakening.
Claire Foy leads the cast as Queen Elizabeth II. Before “The Crown,” she previously appeared in other series including “Crossbones” and “Wolf Hall.”
Matt Smith plays Prince Phillip. Smith gained celebrity status when he became the Eleventh Doctor on the wildly popular BBC series “Doctor Who.” He also appeared as Pastor Collins in the 2016 film “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”
Season 2 will be available for streaming globally on Netflix on Friday, December 8.