The Crown is an American-British television drama series, created and written by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures for Netflix and follows the biographical story about the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom from her wedding in 1947 to the present day.
The Crown is slated to have over 60 episodes spanning over six seasons each having ten episodes each and it seems like after the enormous amount of critical acclaim received for Season 1, according to a report from The Daily Mail, production has already started on the second season. The Crown is the most expensive Netflix series yet, and it is likely to maintain that status with each season, says the Inquisitr. From the interior palace shots to the sweeping views of Africa, with elephants and giraffes on the Savannah (not to mention the costumes), it is easy to see what all that money is buying. The series, which starts with Princess Elizabeth marrying Philip Mountbatten of Greece, tells the story of the now-Queen Elizabeth’s evolution as a queen and how the modern monarchy came to be in the United Kingdom.
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In addition, the series featured actress Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh and John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill. Other cast members included Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret, Jared Harris as King George VI.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, creator Peter Morgan discussed the future of the Netflix TV series. In the interview, Morgan revealed that Netflix paid $100 million for two seasons of the series.
“And, indeed, The Crown, is moving forward with a second season. In fact, director and executive producer Stephen Daldry said before the MoMA screening that the cast and crew were currently filming the second installment but took a break to screen the series’ first two episodes.”
It’s (Season 2 events) the post-Churchill era. But it’s still a very particular era of Britain. It’s not yet what I would call modern Britain. That would start in the mid-’60s.”
-Peter Morgan, Creator
The Crown Season 1 premiered on Nov 4. The exact premiere date of Season 2 is not revealed. But it is speculated that The Crown Season 2 may air in Nov 2017.
Update: Although The Crown Season 2 is expected to hit the television screens in November 2017, dark clouds are looming large over the future of this immensely popular British drama and the Netflix TV series might not be reviewed for the second season.The TV series is based on the British royal family and the Crown Season 2 will mostly unveil the younger days of Queen Elizabeth, so it might spawn controversy for the powerful queen. Moreover, Claire Foy, the leading actress of the show and portraying the character of the Queen is worried over her roles and the chances of not meeting the expectations set forth for her.