‘The Crown’ Season 2 News & Update: Show To Feature Suez Crisis, Great Cultural Changes, Prince Philip’s Backstory
The critically-acclaimed biopic drama about Queen Elizabeth has been dominating the airwaves, thus the coming of "The Crown" Season 2 is a much-awaited. In fact, Netflix is eyeing to make more chapters out it that could run up to six or seven seasons.
The show's creator Peter Morgan made a face hearing that Netflix wants to do a number of seasons from the network's biopic drama. He said that the thought of it is not funny and incredibly painful. He even admitted that it is quite dangerous to write a story so long about someone whose tale goes on and on. Queen Elizabeth is definitely still alive and kicking at the age of 90 and her story is about to continue in "The Crown" Season 2.
"The Crown" Season 1 only covered Queen Elizabeth's younger life up to 1955. Hence, there will be much more to feature in "The Crown" Season 2. In fact, Morgan told TVLine that the new chapter is now being filmed and it will take its fans up to 1964 of her reign. Aside from that, the new chapter will also include the Suez Crisis and the great cultural changes in the 1960s.
However, after "The Crown" Season 2, fans may not see Claire Foy, who plays the lead role, Queen Elizabeth, as the show's main antagonist. Morgan unveiled that in "The Crown" Season 3, they are thinking of a recast as there is a limit how far can stars play on the show as it covers decades. However, nothing is final yet as there is no official discussion with Netflix has made yet.
Meanwhile, Morgan also revealed to Deadline that "The Crown" Season 2 would concentrate on featuring the backstory of Queen Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip (Matt Smith), and their child's boyhood Prince Charles. The show is even filming in South Africa to give a glimpse of the patriarch's Commonwealth tour.