The Netflix drama The Crown has been one of the most successful dramas of the last few months with the show winning at this year’s Golden Globes and Claire Foy winning Best Actress in a Drama TV Series.
Season 2 of the show, which tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and her journey from Princess to the world’s longest reigning monarch, is currently filming and will move the action into the 1960s.
It was announced yesterday (February 9) that audiences will meet President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy in the new season, which has no set premiere date.
Variety reported that Dexter star Michael C. Hall will be making his small screen return playing the U.S. President who met the monarch during a state visit to the UK in 1965. Quarry star Jodi Balfour will be playing his glamorous wife Jackie. I can’t wait to see the transformation of Hall into President Kennedy.
We already know that the season will be Claire Foy and Matt Smith’s final outing as The Queen and Prince Philip; and that Downton Abbey‘s Matthew Goode will be playing Princess Margaret’s husband Lord Snowdon.
The second season of the drama will open with the Suez crisis which saw the nation embroiled in a scandal over the illegal use of the British Armed Forces in Egypt. The crisis saw the Prime Minister at the time, Harold Macmillan lose his position due to the political fallout of the event.