Netflix Sets Return of ‘The Crown’ for December, Releases New Photos, Video

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(L to R) Prince Philip (Matt Smith), Elizabeth (Claire Foy)

The Crown, Netflix’s acclaimed drama about Queen Elizabeth II, will return for Season 2 on Friday, December 8, the streaming service announced Thursday.

Starring Claire Foy (Elizabeth) and Matt Smith (Phillip), the second season of the Golden Globe-winning series “bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s,” according to a release.

Speaking to TV Insider following the show’s Golden Globe victory, creator/writer Peter Morgan revealed there would be casting changes after Season 2. “We will then…reach the point where we have to start thinking about a new cast,” Morgan said. “Our actors will reach the limit of what they can reasonably play.”

The Crown is based on the award-winning play, The Audience.

Images from Season 2 of The Crown:

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Elizabeth and Philip return from the world tour

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Matt Smith, Claire Foy

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Margaret (Vanessa Kirby) arrives at Tony’s studio