The Crown Season 2 gets trailer and December release date
VOD News | On 10, Aug 2017
“I’ve learned more about humiliation in the past few weeks than I hoped I would in a lifetime.” That’s the sound of Netflix’s The Crown returning for Season 2 – and of Queen Elizabeth’s limelight being stolen by her sister, Princess Margaret.
The second run of Netflix’s sumptuous costume drama will see Queen Elizabeth’s marriage and empire crumble around her, as she must do what is required to ensure the British monarchy survives. The biggest threat? Perhaps not the ongoing string of Prime Ministers who can’t last the course, but rather Margaret’s illicit affair with Lord Snowdown, aka. Anthony Armstrong-Jones.
A charmer with dark secrets, as The Telegraph puts it, he’s played by Downton Abbey and Stoker’s Matthew Goode, with Vanessa Kirby reprising her role as Margaret. Meeting a dinner, they will embark upon a romance that will see her begin making secret visits to his studio for private portraits, before Snowdon goes on to become the first commoner in centuries to marry a UK monarch’s daughter – and, eventually, the first royal couple to divorce since the days of Henry VIII.
“I didn’t know her, really, before. I didn’t really know much about her, except the fact that she was the sister of the Queen, and that was it,” Kirby told us in an interview last year. “I mean, she’s not a Royal that you learn about, you don’t find her in museums, particularly. And yet she was the most vivid and imaginative and creative and sort of rebel, exciting Royal I’ve ever been lucky enough to read a lot about. And so, I believe – and we were saying earlier, I feel like she’s more like Elizabeth the First, or Marie Antoinette, that she’s got that element to her, and that dark, and that danger, which is complete opposite to Elizabeth, and so it was such a privilege to get to know her.”
Kirby will have some competition for our hearts, though, as both Claire Foy and Matt Smith return to play Elizabeth and Prince Philip, juggling their marital vows with her national duty. The bad news? Things aren’t about to get any easier for the queen – and Season 2 will be the last time Foy brings her Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Elizabeth to our screens. The good news? We don’t have much longer to wait for Season 2: all episodes will premiere on Netflix on Friday 8th December, just in time to sit down and watch it with the family at Christmas.
Read on to watch the new trailer for the series’ return – or head this way to catch up with our review of Season 1.