If you live for historical dramas like we do, then you’re probably obsessed with Netflix’s The Crown which chronicles the life and reign of England’s Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy). The first season followed the twenty-something Queen as she grappled with her new responsibilities while making decisions that often alienated her family and her husband, Prince Phillip (Matt Smith). A beautiful and captivating series, The Crown really humanized the woman behind the monarch.
Apparently, filming for the second season is already well underway and it will focus on Queen Elizabeth’s hubby, Prince Phillip and her son, the future King, Prince Charles. Morgan said, “We start to focus on Charles as a young boy and his education, and on Philip and his back story.” This should be particularly intriguing because the season one finale saw the couple’s marriage more strained than ever.
Executive producer Suzanne Mackie adds, “We glance backward to Philip’s childhood and his upbringing, and how that might have impacted him as a man, a father and as Prince Consort — which is fascinating.”
The second season of the series will depict the years 1957-1964, a particularly critical time for England. Morgan says, “It’s goodbye to a different, Edwardian, post-Imperial world. We get a classlessness and a modernity beginning to creep in. It is going to be terrific.”
For those of you who have been wondering, we won’t see Princess Diana until season three of the series and we will also get new actors as the characters age!
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