The Netflix series “The Crown” has had huge success, nominated for various awards and wins in the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards. The series also had Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor for John Lithgow’s portrayal of Sir Winston Churchill, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Claire Foy’s portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II.

It has been reported that The Queen herself watched the series. “The Crown” follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II and the people around her.

The first season covered the 1950s which included the Queen’s marriage to Prince Philip, her succession to the throne and the early years of her reign. Season 1 also dealt with Princess Margaret’s relationship with Captain Peter Townsend and his Uncle, Edward and Wallis Simpson and the later years of Winston Churchill’s service.

Details for Season 2

While Season 1 mostly dealt with the Queen finding her role and coming into her own, Season 2 will deal with the outside world, as Claire Foy said in an interview with Vanity Fair. Season 2, which began filming earlier in February has already wrapped up.

The series will be focusing on Prince Philip’s complex character, his own childhood, and background and how it affects Prince Charles and the Crown.

Creator of the show, Peter Morgan finds Prince Philip’s (Matt Smith) background interesting and has put it in focus this season. The series will also show the birth of Princes Andrew and Edward towards the end of the season.

Season 2 will be introducing Princess Margaret’s new love interest, Antony Armstrong-Jones (Matthew Good).

Princess Margaret (Vanessa Kirby) marries the photographer, Armstrong-Jones, after she finds out that Peter Townsend got engaged to another woman. After the Princess’ wedding, the couple welcomed their children Sarah and David.

This season will also be introducing more Prime Ministers. In the ending of the first season, Anthony Eden (Jeremy Northam) became the Prime Minister after Winston Churchill resigned from the position.

Eden resigns from the position after the Suez Crisis - which marked the end of Britain’s role as a major power according to some historians. Harold Macmillan, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, and Harold Wilson will also be covered by the second season.

The season will be set in the 60’s and the Queen will be meeting the former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. According to Deadline, Michael Hall was cast to play the late U.S. President and Jody Balfour will be playing Jackie Kennedy. President Kennedy’s death in 1963 is said to be included in the Season 2 timeline.

Future seasons

“The Crown” is set to cover more of the Queen’s life and reign in six seasons, planning to cover a decade per season. This means that Claire Foy, Matt Smith and the rest of the cast will be replaced for the future seasons.

The series will be casting older actors to play the characters during the Queen’s reign in the later years.

According to Digital Spy, in Season 3, the series will be introducing Princess Diana and is said to be heavily featured in the future seasons. This means that Prince Charles’ second wife, the Duchess Camilla will also be introduced in the future seasons.