Squeeing will be commencing shortly. Until then:
“Netflix releases first looks at the second series of Peter Morgan’s royal drama The Crown, and announces the upcoming series will debut on Friday, December 8 in all territories where Netflix is available.
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.”
Oh, we are so hungry for this right now. Because world leaders whose lives are soap operas are just the thing we need to distract us from —
We’ll start again.
Darlings! Those nutty Windsors are BACK! All the passions! All the fashions! All the scheming! All the imperious silences and flared nostrils! And of course, enough diamonds to choke a horse! We are GO:
There’ve been reports that this second season will focus more on Prince Phillip, which we would consider to be a terrible mistake if they’re true. The trailer does give him quite a bit of the spotlight, but we get the sense it’s more of the same family and marriage drama we saw last season. Fine by us. Season one was one of the most entertaining series of the last year. Keep it coming.
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