‘The Crown’ On Netflix Adds Matthew Goode For Season 2

Golden Globe Best Drama series winner “The Crown” on Netflix is adding a new character. He will be played by “Downton Abbey” star Matthew Goode, whose casting was just announced.

Goode played the husband of Lady Mary on “Downton Abbey” but he could be more familiar to American viewers as Finley “Finn” Polmar in “The Good Wife.” On “The Crown,” the actor will play Antony Armstrong-Jones who, in real life, was the husband of Princess Margaret (played by Vanessa Kirby).

The photographer and the princess were married for 20 years from 1960. They had two children, Lady Sarah Chatto and David Armstrong-Jones.

“The Crown” viewers will recall that Season 1 featured Princess Margaret’s affair with Captain Peter Townsend. The couple had plans to marry but this was thwarted by the monarchy and caused a rift between Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth.

Meanwhile, “The Crown” Season 2 continues to film in London but its debut date on Netflix remains unannounced. Creator Peter Morgan said the new season will follow Queen Elizabeth’s rule until the late ’60s.

Claire Foy, who also won as Best Actress for the show at the Golden Globes, will reprise the role for Season 2 but it’s unclear if she will be back for succeeding seasons. As announced by Morgan, the show will be replacing casts in the later seasons because the real-life characters they played should have also aged in the stories’ progression.