In the official trailer for Netflix’s The Crown, Queen Elizabeth II (played by Claire Foy) declares, “History was not made by those who did nothing.” The network also unveiled a new poster for the series’ second season featuring Foy and Matt Smith as Prince Philip. The Crown season two is set to premiere on December 8, 2017.
The cast of season two 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.
Season one was nominated for three Golden Globes, winning two: Best Television Series Drama and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (Claire Foy). The first season also collected 13 Emmy nominations, winning in three categories. John Lithgow was named Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Winston Churchill. The Crown picked up Emmy wins in Outstanding Period/Fantasy Costumes for a Series, Limited Series or Movie and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More).
The Crown 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.