Netflix has dropped a big new trailer for The Crown season 2.
The streaming giant’s sumptuous series looks to continue in fantastic form in the second chapter, which follows Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) as Britain sees the end of the age of deference and enters the revolutionary era of the ’60s. The monarch must also contend with an invasion of Egypt and the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan (Anton Lesser), following a devastating scandal.
This will mark the last season for Foy, who won a Golden Globe for her performance. Set to take the throne in seasons 3 and 4 is Olivia Colman (The Night Manager).
The second season, which will also star Michael C. Hall (Dexter) as John F. Kennedy and Matthew Goode (Watchmen) as Lord Snowdon, begins on December 8.
Synopsis for The Crown season 2:
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.