‘The Crown’ Season 2 To Feature American Royalty; JFK To Be Played by Michael C. Hall
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Golden Globes Best Drama Series “The Crown,” which is about the Queen Elizabeth II and the British Monarchy, is adding American royalty in its cast. “Dexter” alum Michael C. Hall has been tapped to play John F. Kennedy, Jr. (JFK) when the show returns on Netflix. The show has also signed up Jodi Balfour to play Jackie Kennedy.
Variety reports that “The Crown” Season 2 will open in the 1960s with Queen Elizabeth II (played by Claire Foy) handling the scandal of the resignation of her third prime minister. The show also recently added Matthew Goode as Lord Snowden, husband of Princess Margaret (Vanessa Kirby).
“The Crown” on Netflix is one of the streaming site’s most expensive series with a budget of $150 million. The expenses paid off, however, as the show has received critical and audience acclaim. Claire Foy also bagged the Best Actress award at the recent Golden Globes and Screen Actors’ Guild Awards. Supporting actor John Lithgow was also cited for his performance as Winston Churchill.
It’s no yet clear when “The Crown” Season 2 returns on Netflix. The first season debuted on the site in November 2016. The show is created by Peter Morgan.
The synopsis for the series from Season 1.
The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill.