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Netflix Announces Release Date For “The Crown” With New Trailer

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If you’ve felt a royal-sized hole in your life, then fear no longer because Netflix dropped the trailer and release date for The Crown’s second season.

Netflix announced on Thursday that The Crown season two will premiere on Dec. 8 in all territories where Netflix is available. According to the trailer, and this article from Town&Country, this season will focus on Prince Philip’s (Matt Smith) complex back story.

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Its soul is about Prince Philip’s complexity,” creator Peter Morgan told People about the second season. “I find him extraordinarily interesting–his childhood, again, you couldn’t make it up. The soul of season two is about his complexity.”

Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, and talked about another major theme in the second season: marriage.

“This is a story of a marriage very much in the second series, and how they navigate that. They’ve been together for ten years, they’ve had two children and it’s about going and assessing the situation. It’s not going to be a rose tinted view of marriage,” Foy describes to THR.

The trailer also showed sneak peeks of other interesting characters set to make an appearance, including Michael C. Hall as John F. Kennedy, Jodi Balfour as Jackie Kennedy-Onassis, and Matthew Goode as the royal-photographer-turned-husband Lord Snowdon, who marries Princess Margaret this season.

Season two will pick up where it left off, and will go all the way up to 1964. If you’ve been meaning to watch Foy in action as the Queen of England, the first and second season may be it.

“After two seasons, that’s it, I’m gone,” Foy told Vulture following her Golden Globes nomination. ”They’re getting rid of all of us.” This is due to fact that the creators don’t want to unnecessary and silly things with makeup to make her or the other actors look older. They want to bring in new actors to play the same characters.

Either way on Dec. 8, we should all be prepared to binge and have a bloody good time.

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