The first season of The Crown, the Netflix series about Queen Elizabeth II's reign, was only released a few months ago, but we're already anticipating a second season of the binge-worthy period drama. Here's what we know so far.
Matthew Goode will play Princess Margaret's husband Lord Snowdon.
Fans of Downton Abbey will recognize Princess Margaret's love interest in the second season as none other than Lady Mary's second husband. This week it was announced that Matthew Goode, perhaps best known for playing Henry Talbot on the long-running Masterpiece series, would take on the role of Lord Snowdon, a royal photographer who went on to marry the Queen's sister.
If you want to read up on the tempestuous relationship between Princess Margaret and her husband before the second season drops, dive into the true story of their love affair, here.
While the show will be recast for season three, expect to see Claire Foy and Matt Smith as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in season two.
"After two seasons, that's it, I'm gone," Claire Foy told Vulture following her Golden Globes
The second season's trajectory will cover about ten years, culminating in 1964.
Claire Foy revealed the second season's timeline in an interview with Town & Country late last year. "It goes up to 1964," she said. "[Creator] Peter [Morgan]'s got so much to go on. Margaret at that point finds a husband and gets married. He's got a wealth of things to choose from. So, just wait and see where Peter Morgan decides the show's going to go." She has also revealed that the show will pick up pretty much where it left off, without much of a time jump.
Season two will focus on Prince Philip and Prince Charles.
The show will still center around Queen Elizabeth II but expect to see more of the men in her life in the second season. "We start to focus on Charles as a young boy and his education, and on Philip and his back story," creator Peter Morgan told People. "We glance backward to Philip's childhood and his upbringing, and how that might have impacted him as a man, a father and as Prince Consort—which is fascinating," added executive producer Suzanne Mackie.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Matt Smith, the actor who plays Philip, also revealed, "We learn a lot more about Prince Philip [in the second season]...A lot about his past. He had a very interesting past, Philip. Quite a mad past. And we go into that in a lot of detail."
There's no official release date, yet.
...though many are guessing that the show's second season will be released in November of 2017 based on the typical timeline for a Netflix original series, and the fact that they are already filming.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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