Netflix has released a trailer for the second season of Peter Morgan‘s two-time Golden Globe winning royal drama The Crown.
The trailer features a glimpse at Michael C. Hall‘s President John F. Kennedy and Jodi Balfour as Jackie Kennedy Onassis. In addition to giving a brief look at the new characters, the trailer seems to lean toward the possibility of an affair, as Prince Philip’s life is explored in more detail.
“Is it not possible that among all of these problems, there are some of us who are there for you no matter what?” says Matt Smith‘s Prince Philip to Claire Foy‘s Queen Elizabeth II. “If only,” replies the Queen.
The Netflix Original series is based on the award-winning play, The Audience. The show tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign as the fragile social order established after the Second World War breaks apart. The Crown reunites creator/writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen).
Season two of The Crown will take a deeper look at Prince Philip, exploring the life of the royal.
“I find him extraordinarily interesting—his childhood, again, you couldn’t make it up. The soul of season two is about his complexity,” said Morgan speaking about the show’s second season to Elle.
“Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt, and ending with the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan after a devastating scandal, the second season bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s.”
The Crown will hit the streaming platform Friday, December 8. Check out the trailer and first look images below: