“The Crown” will return to Netflix for its second season on December 8. It was announced in a new teaser trailer that gives viewers their first look at what happens next for Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy), Prince Philip (Matt Smith), their family, and their government in the 1960s. We also get our first glimpse of Michael C. Hall as US President John F. Kennedy. Watch it above.
“The rumors still haven’t gone away,” says Elizabeth in the trailer. “I’ve learned more about humiliation in the past few weeks than I hoped I would in a lifetime.” The embattled monarch has been queen for a decade and in that time she has endured scandals and seen three prime ministers come and go. But Philip reassures her, “Is it not possible that among all those problems there are some of us who are there for you no matter what?”
“The Crown” is a lavish production, and it was an awards favorite when it premiered its first season last fall, winning two Golden Globes and two SAG Awards, including Best Drama Actress for Foy at both events. A few months later it earned an impressive 13 Emmy nominations including Best Drama Series. If it wins the top prize it would be the first streaming series ever to do so.
What do you think of the preview for season two? Does it look like another winner to you? Find out for yourself when the show comes back on December 8 in all territories where Netflix is available, and discuss this and more in our forums.