Season 1 of Netflix's The Crown was nominated for a plethora of awards, with Claire Foy's portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II earlier this year. Fans of the show are eager to watch the next installment, which is due to follow the British monarchy through the '50s and '60s, and thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we finally have a first look at Season 2. It does not disappoint.
Of Queen Elizabeth's journey in Season 2, , she "starts to realize she needs to pay more attention to her personal life ... She just keeps having to go from one crisis to another to another, and at some point, it's about five crises at the same time and you have no idea how she manages to get up in the morning." Clearly, there is a lot of drama ahead in this particular period of the monarch's life.
The new trailer also gives us our first glimpse of Michael C. Hall as JFK and Jodi Balfour as Jackie Kennedy. They appear in a fictionalized version of what might have happened during the president's 1961 visit.
Director that, in the episode featuring the Kennedys, the Queen's "focus is really on this dazzling woman — and not just because of her husband's flirting, but the whole attention on Jackie as a phenomenon."
Also revealed in the trailer is new lover, society photographer Tony Armstrong-Jones, played by the inimitable Matthew Goode. According to director Daldry, new episodes will "follow her struggles to find a relationship that is not only suitable, but a man who she feels that she could love. It's a chaotic situation, and they get into trouble. It's fun."
This is the last season the current cast will play their characters; with older actors for Season 3.
The new season of The Crown arrives on Netflix on Dec. 8, 2017.