We're just months away from the second season of The Crown, the Netflix series about Queen Elizabeth II's reign. Here's what we know so far season two of the binge-worthy period drama.
SEASON TWO WILL FOCUS ON PRINCE PHILIP AND PRINCE CHARLES... AND PRINCESS MARGARET'S NAUGHTY SIDE.
Philip and Charles go fishing
The show will still center around Queen Elizabeth
He expanded on this news at the Royal Television Society's event "The Crown: Deconstructing the Coronation" in London last night. "
"It wasn't easy, he didn't have an easy life."
As for whether Prince Philip's alleged affair will be a plot point, Morgan's lips are sealed, at least for now, "This is a spoiler-free chat! We're still in the cutting-room and making all sorts of changes..."
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."
"What is interesting on the Philip front this year is that we sort of
Claire Foy, who plays the Queen, told The Hollywood Reporter: "This is a story of a marriage very much in the second series, and how they navigate that. They've been together for ten years, they've had two children and it's about going and assessing the situation. It's not going to be a rose-tinted view of marriage."
“In Season 2, it gets a bit hairier,” Smith also shared during a panel at FYSee; Foy hinted, “In Season 2, there are scenes I would never want to relive.”
Foy also shared, in an interview with W magazine, that the series will delve into Princess Margaret's marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones, as well as her "naughty" behavior. "She’s naughty. Very
JACK AND JACKIE KENNEDY WILL BE FEATURED IN SEASON TWO.
British royalty will meet the American kind in The Crown season two. The Netflix series has cast Michael C. Hall as JFK and Jodi Balfour as Jackie for the hit show's second season.
Many actors have portrayed the iconic couple, but Deadline reports that the show's creators describe Balfour's Jackie as "a seemingly natural First Lady, but whose charming exterior of confidence and
Hall's JFK, on the other hand, "is most at home in front of a crowd — a natural leader and excellent public speaker who does not take kindly to being upstaged by anyone, especially his wife."
Kennedy's entire presidency falls within the timeline of season two, meaning that his inauguration, the First Couple's dinner at Buckingham Palace in June of 1961, and his assassination could all play a role in the plot.
The Kennedy's aren't the only iconic part of the '60s that will impact the season. The decade has a strong impact on the Royal family. "In this new world of the 1960s with sex and drugs and rock n' roll, and that's not what you really associate with 'the royal family,'" Foy said.
Smith explained that the monarch and Duke had to adapt to the changes in private. "There's an edge to the dynamic between them. We're entering the 60s and the world is changing around them in quite significant ways," the former Doctor Who
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, Antony Armstrong-Jones before the second season drops, dive into the true story of their love affair, here.
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
Peter Morgan, the creator of the show, further clarified, "I feel that when we reach 1963-64 we've gone as far as we can go with Claire Foy without having to do silly things in terms of makeup to make her look older. She can't help the fact she's as young as she is."
DESPITE THE RUMORS, NETFLIX HASN'T SIGNED ON FOR SEASON THREE JUST YET, BUT MORGAN IS ALREADY THINKING ABOUT IT.
"We're talking [to Netflix] all the the time but we just want to see how the second series goes," he said at the Royal Television Society's event.
"We're pretty swamped at the moment. I've started thinking about
But if Netflix were to come
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 &
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.
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