Netflix’s The Crown Season 2 is just a few weeks away, continuing the story of Queen Elizabeth II’s early life. Claire Foy & Vanessa Kirby, who play the Royal sisters, tease viewers as to what they can expect.
Fans of popular Royal drama will be happy to know that Netflix has confirmed that The Crown Season 2 will premiere on December 8, 2017.
What does this mean? It means you’ll have to tell your friends and family that weekend you’ll be holed up in your room, covered under a blanket, cut off from the world with tea and biscuits ready to binge-watch the fascinating true-life tale of Queen Elizabeth (Claire Foy), her life and family struggles, and of course, the adventures of her fabulous sister Princess Margaret (Vanessa Kirby).
The Crown Season 2 will have 10 episodes that will heavily feature the story surrounding Queen Elizabeth’s marriage to Prince Phillip in her early days, the rumours of his infidelities as well as Princess Margaret’s marriage to Lord Snowdon.
Speaking to Vanity Fair Claire Foy says that season two of The Crown will “pretty much start where we left off. We go up to ‘63, ‘64. So we span about another seven, eight years. The first series was very much about the family and her finding her role after her father died and coming into her own, and this second series is very much about the outside world.”
Foy, who is in her final season playing Queen Elizabeth (who will be portrayed in Season 3 by Olivia Colman) says, “It’s very much about Philip and his impact on the crown, and their marriage. It’s about Margaret and Tony Armstrong-Jones . . . It’s very much the outside world, and the ‘60s, and sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, and stuff that really you would not associate with the Queen of England.”
OK, we’re hooked! But it gets juicer.
According to Vanessa Kirby who is astounding as Princess Margaret says that we’ll get an inside look at her relationship with Lord Snowden.
“She meets Antony Armstrong-Jones, and she goes head first into a completely new, exciting, dangerous, volatile, dysfunctional relationship and then marriage,” she tells VF. “Tony starts this whole trail of a more bohemian life outside. Margaret was best friends with Elizabeth Taylor, and she had loads of American actress friends and singers. You see these two worlds collide — her’s and Tony’s, who is a member of the public and was a creative, liberal, dark horse. Meanwhile she is this epitome of the establishment.”
The Crown Season 2 premieres on Netflix on December 8.
‑by Toni-Marie Ippolito