Netflix released a first look at The Crown Season 2, which continues the story of Queen Elizabeth II and her reign.

The second season takes a look at events after the Second World War breaks apart. Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt, and ending with the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, after a devastating scandal, the second season bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s. Claire Foy as Elizabeth, Matt Smith as Prince Phillip, Victoria Hamilton as Queen Mum, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill all return.

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The Crown Season 2 premieres December 8 on Netflix.v