Netflix has gotten us used to high end TV series, and The Crown is no different. Released barely a week ago, the new Netflix original show follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II since her coronation, and it has been already renewed for a second season. But after that, the show will lose the main actors, Claire Foy and Matt Smith.
Planned to last for six seasons, the series started with Claire Foy in the role of Queen Elizabeth, and Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith as Prince Philip. But taking into account that the series will focus on Queen Elizabeth’s life, it would be impossible to keep the same young actors for her whole journey in life, and while season 2 has already started production, the actors will not return for the next four seasons, and will be replaced with older versions of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
The most expensive Netflix production so far, the two seasons have rounded the sum to $100 million, and it has attracted different reactions to the show.
Despite not reaching the expected rating in its first week, they are moving forward with the second season. Unofficial numbers gathered by Symphony Advanced Media on The Crown‘s debut puts the series at 496,000 viewers for the first week.
Focused on her reign and political relations with the Prime Ministers of the day, The Crown also brings a lot of insight into the Queen’s marriage with the Prince, her relationships with her sister, Princess Margaret, and how being the monarch affected what should have been a normal life.
Season 2 has just started production, and the studio reckons it will be released around fall or winter of 2017.
In case you haven’t seen it, you should check the trailer below, and go on Netflix and binge-watch the 10 episodes of the first season, because it’s such an emotional ride, and the actors are doing a marvelous job portraying such important characters in Britain’s monarchy.
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