The Crown Netflix Season 2 Golden Globes Claire Foy

Golden Globes 2017: The Crown Team Previews Season 2… and Recasting?

Netflix’s acclaimed drama The Crown just won a pair of Golden Globes for its first season, and there’s much more to come. Maybe too much more, if you ask creator Peter Morgan.

The period drama about the reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is riding high after scoring the Globe for Best Drama Series, with star Claire Foy also winning for Best Actress in a Drama Series. But when asked backstage in the Globes press room about the rumors that Netflix wants to do “six or seven” seasons, Morgan visibly grimaced. “It’s not funny,” he said as reporters laughed. “It’s just painful.” He added with a wry smile: “The danger of writing a story about someone with a long life is that the story goes on and on and on.”

Of course, Queen Elizabeth II is still alive and well (90 years young!), and Season 1 only covers her lengthy reign up to 1955. So there’s plenty left to cover in Season 2, Morgan said. “We’re filming the second season right now, and that will take us through to 1964,” he revealed, adding that the new season will tackle the Suez Crisis and the massive cultural changes brought on by the 1960s. “As Britain goes into the ’60s, the world changes,” he hinted.

But if The Crown does reach a third season, we might not continue seeing Foy in the lead role. Morgan admitted that “at the end of Season 2, we will have to start thinking about a new cast. Our stars will have reached the limits of how long they can play this.” (The first two seasons will cover about two decades in Elizabeth’s life.) Thankfully, though, those decisions are a long way off, he said: “We haven’t had those conversations with Netflix yet.”

Should The Crown recast Elizabeth in Season 3, or keep Claire Foy for the duration? Cast your vote in the comments.

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  1. Marilyn says:

    Keep Claire Foy. She plays her excellently

    • Mitsotakis says:

      Did you read the fact that she will be way too young to play the role?

      • Mel says:

        It’s cinema. Use make up and CGI to make her look holder. Just take This Is Us Mandy Moore. She does look 30-year older in the current timeline

        • LT says:

          The problem is Mandy Moore really doesn’t, but we’ve suspended belief on it cause we love the show so much. But in reality, they have not done a good job with the older version of her character.

  2. Shelleyc. says:

    Claire Foy is excellen t – she got
    The voice perfectly – she’s an
    Actress – so surely old is in her

  3. Ninamags says:

    I am beyond thrilled that the show and Claire won!!

    It’s so fantastic! Really bummed that John Lithgow didn’t win.

    It’s too soon to talk about recasting. There’s excellent make-up artists out there that can age her appropriately.

  4. Luli says:

    Keep Claire Foy!

  5. MMD says:

    Keep Claire Foy. Prosthetics, makeup, whatever has to be done. After all the actress playing the Queen Mother doesn’t even come close to to looking like the Queen Mum at that age.

    Totally bummed as well that John Lithgow didn’t win. He WAS Winston Churchill in The Crown but am so happy that the show and Claire won.

  6. Isaburd says:

    Haven’t they heard of aging make-up???

  7. Eva says:

    Man, I hope they don’t listen to all those people who are going to be telling them to keep monetizing on a successful casting and do recast Claire for later seasons. I absolutely love her as Elizabeth, but a gimmick like layers of prosthetics and aging make-up would destroy this show. They should be able to age her up to 40-45, but past that it would be ridiculous.

    • Eran says:

      Thank you! Suspending disbelief is all well and good but this would be suspending it out of a spaceship by its toes.

    • Juke says:

      And if they could get Helen Mirren for the older years… Fantastic! I suppose James Cromwell is too old now for anything but really old Prince Philip, but he’d be a really good fit, too.

  8. Cindy Munson says:

    That’s silly…movie magic with makeup can age her perfectly..they do it all the time. She has everything down..u cannot replace Claire!

  9. R Warwick says:

    Keep the entire cast. You will lose many viewers bringing in new cast members. The majority of viewers have bonded with the cast…the personal touch…the bond is lost with changes of the cast.

  10. Maria Diaz says:

    Foy should remain in the whole serie. She is excellent.

  11. Jayef says:

    If they can make John Lithgow look like an old Winston Churchill they can certainly make Claire Foy look like an older ER II.

  12. Terese Pearson says:

    Love Claire but realistically no. A new actor would be best

  13. Sally A. Shipley says:

    It would be a mistake to change actresses in “The Crown” for Season III. Claire Foy is “The Crown”, if you changed actresses you would lose viewers. I think all the actors should stay as they are. They are all great.

  14. Jean McElwee says:

    The Crown enabled me to travel back in time to a place I have always admired. England holds a fascination and bit of mystery for us Americans that do not understand the monarch and the passing down of power and reign. I watch all BBC movies offered in Netflix and will continue. They have taken me through some long hard times and I thank you for your talent and exposure to your history.

  15. Benecia Toms says:

    Please keep Foy as Queen Elizabeth II she is wonderful.

  16. Virginia Moccio says:

    Absolutely keep Foy. She is so believable as the Queen! I cannot envision anyone else in the role that she portrays so well. Netflix has spared no expense in the production of this series.