Netflix has unveiled the first teaser trailer for season two of the critically acclaimed period drama, The Crown, based on the lives of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. In addition, Netflix announced The Crown‘s second season will premiere on Friday, December 8, 2017, with all of the season’s episodes available immediately for binge-watching.
Four first-look photos have also arrived for The Crown season two featuring Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth and Matt Smith as Prince Philip. The season two cast also includes John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, Michael C Hall as President John F. Kennedy, Jodi Balfour as Jackie Kennedy, and Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret.
The Plot: The Crown, a Netflix original series, tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, as the fragile social order established after the Second World War breaks apart. Based on the award-winning play, The Audience, the series reunites creator/writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen).
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 second season bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s.
The Crown continues to chronicle the major political and global events that have defined and shaped the second half of the twentieth century – a series that is unprecedented in its scale, ambition and creative vision.