‘The Crown’ Season 2 Cast Has Us Ready To Royally Binge On History
Elite Daily Nov 20, 2017
If it’s holiday time, then it must be time for another round of British royalty with the arrival of The Crown Season 2 this December. The series, which was greenlit for six full seasons, focuses on a decade of the life and rule of Queen Elizabeth II, the current reigning monarch of the UK. Season 1 covered the period from 1947 to 1956. This new season moves the story along to the period from 1957 to 1963. With a new era comes new characters and The Crown Season 2 cast looks to be making an fine argument for moving right along to the next decade.
If you’re worried that Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth and Matt Smith as Prince Philip have been recast, no, not yet. That *is* happening though. It’s actually part of the show’s entire concept. Rather than put Foy and Smith in old age makeup, as Elizabeth and Philip age, the show will merely recast them with older actors. But that’s not starting until Season 3. It has already been announced that Olivia Colman (of Broadchurch fame) will take over the lead role. No word who will take over Philip or Elizabeth’s sister Princess Margaret as of yet when it happens.
Speaking of Margaret, as we know, the end of Season 1 left her heartbroken and alone, as Elizabeth had to turn down her wish to marry Group Captain Peter Townsend. Never fear though. One of the major casting for this season is her next suitor, the one that (spoiler alert) history tells us she will marry.
Matthew Goode Is Antony Armstrong-Jones
Matthew Goode plays Antony Armstrong-Jones, a society photographer, and an artist, and the one who marries Princess Margaret. They were married in 1960, which means this season will get a royal wedding, though we assume not quite as large as Elizabeth’s the Philip last season.
Goode will be familiar to those who love British television, most recently for his turn in Downton Abbey, as Lady Mary’s race car driving beau from the final two seasons. Let’s hope Margaret is as lucky as Mary was.