After an award-winning first season, Peter Morgan’s royal drama The Crown will be returning for a second round of episodes on Netflix. And by the looks of this new trailer, things won’t be any easier for young Queen Elizabeth this time around.
A few years have gone by since Lizzie’s coronation and the young queen is starting to feel the weight of the crown. While prime ministers have come and gone, the queen sees her empire in trouble and her marriage on the rocks.
Taking drastic measures in an attempt to reestablish the monarchy’s power, Queen Elizabeth sees a series of disasters from her armed forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt to the devastating scandal of her third prime minister Harold Macmillan.
Marking the start of the revolutionary spirit of the 1960s, the queen – played again by Claire Foy – is forced to adjust to life in the “age of deference.”
The second season, still adapted from Morgan’s award-winning play The Audience, will also follow important historical events from the time, including the Suez crisis in 1956 which saw Israeli armed forces invade Egypt followed by the UK and France.
Somewhat cast aside by her husband Phillip, Queen Elizabeth will have her hands full with other personalities including the Kennedys, with the role of John Fitzgerald played by Michael C. Hall. The second batch of episodes, promising more drama and sociopolitical conflicts than season one, will hit Netflix on December 8.