Netflix has another hit on its hands with The Crown which follows the life of Queen Elizabeth.
The most expensive drama Netflix has ever produced is ramping up for their second season come 2017 and this time we will be seeing more of the relationship between Her Majesty’s husband, Prince Philip and her eldest son, Prince Charles.
Creator Peter Morgan spoke to People magazine about what fans can expect: “We start to focus on Charles as a young boy and his education, and on Philip and his back story.”
Executive producer Suzanne Mackie also added how Prince Philip’s childhood has “impacted him as a man, a father and as Prince Consort”.
Morgan also revealed in the interview how season two will be different in other ways.
“It’s goodbye to a different, Edwardian, post-Imperial world. We get a classlessness and a modernity beginning to creep in. It is going to be terrific” he said.
The show which aired in November is a dramatised biography of Her Majesty’s life. While most facts are true to form, the show does take some creative licencing. With Charles and Philip’s relation at the forefront of the show, it is bound to bring up controversy. Biographers have suggested in the past that Prince Philip was a stern father and wished that Charles shared more of his athletic abilities.
Other highlights of season two to look forward to are the birth of Princes Andrew and Edward (The Queen’s youngest sons) and the marriage of Princess Margaret to Anthony Jones-Armstrong.
Actress Vanessa Kirby, who portrays Princess Margaret, spoke to Vanity Fair about what her character will be doing: “She meets Antony Armstrong-Jones, and she goes head first into a completely new, exciting, dangerous, volatile, dysfunctional relationship and then marriage . . . We’re about to start filming all that stuff, and I’m so excited.
“Tony starts this whole trail of a more bohemian life outside.
“Margaret was best friends with Elizabeth Taylor, and she had loads of American actress friends and singers.
“You see these two worlds collide — her’s and Tony’s, who is a member of the public and was a creative, liberal, dark horse. Meanwhile she is this epitome of the establishment.”
Season two is expected at the end of November 2017, although no release date has been announced.