The Crown: Season 2 (2017)


Season 2
The Crown

Critics Consensus

The Crown continues its reign with a self-assured sophomore season that indulges in high drama and sumptuous costumes.



Critic Ratings: 82


Audience Score

User Ratings: 563
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Air date: Dec 8, 2017
Air date: Dec 8, 2017
Air date: Dec 8, 2017
Air date: Dec 8, 2017
Air date: Dec 8, 2017
Air date: Dec 8, 2017
Air date: Dec 8, 2017
Air date: Dec 8, 2017
Air date: Dec 8, 2017
Air date: Dec 8, 2017

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Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty's Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt, and ending with the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan after a devastating scandal, the second season bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s.


Claire Foy
as Queen Elizabeth II
Vanessa Kirby
as Princess Margaret
Matt Smith (XI)
as Prince Philip
Jared Harris
as King George VI

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Critic Reviews for The Crown Season 2

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (30)

Some viewers may look for exactly this in their television: a beautiful recreation of historical events, connected by safe assumptions about the people who lived through them. But television is capable of so much more.

Nov 21, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

In all, series two has slightly less to say than the first, even if it is covering rather more tumultuous times.

Nov 21, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Like the Royal family, it feels as if The Crown relishes its indulgences once in a while.

Nov 21, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Philip is dignified in one moment, a misogynist fool in the next; Matt Smith is superb in this role.

Nov 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Morgan not only has a series to match his 2006 Oscar-winning movie, The Queen, but finally one to exceed it. The Crown -- the second season, anyway -- is magnificent.

Dec 7, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I'm assuming that creator Peter Morgan meant for it to be comedy. There's really no other explanation for why Jeremy Northam played Prime Minister Anthony Eden like he's having a nervous breakdown in every scene.

Dec 7, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Superbly written, the season 2 of 'The Crown' is regarding technical, cast and script, the most ambitious thing Netflix has in its portfolio. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Helping cement how the palace wishes to be seen. This is a show so conservatively royalist in its myth-making, even Her Majesty is said to enjoy it.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

As with the first series, The Crown's cinematography deserves a big, royal fanfare.

Jan 16, 2019 | Full Review…

This 10-episode second season of The Crown is on one level a thoroughly entertaining exalted workplace drama where the setting is palaces, country homes and the changing monarchy of a declining Britain.

Jan 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Crown: Season 2

  • Jun 04, 2019
    Season two of Netflix's The Crown continues to shine as the lives of the characters get extensively more complicated. The costumes, set design, and direction get even stronger as the season progresses. The telling of history from an omnipotent perspective lifts the series to magnificent heights. The cast is mesmerizing as always, and I cannot wait to see The Crown progress to a new cast in the next season.
  • May 11, 2019
    Best Show on Netflix.
  • Mar 02, 2019
    Still great, an excellent watch!
  • Feb 05, 2019
    Compelling writing and performances, phenomenal production value . The cast is fantastic across the board - but Claire Foy plays the queen to perfection. I didn't enjoy Season 2 quite as much as Season 1 - Lithgow's Churchill was certainly missed and I think the events covered in Season 1 may have simply been more compelling - but it is certainly still one of the best quality shows on television. I am anxious to see how the show will look/feel with the time jump and Olivia Colman taking over the role from Claire Foy.
  • Jan 26, 2019
    slow-starting but ultimately satisfying season that once again rules
  • Jan 16, 2019
    The 2nd season doesn't miss a beat, aside from a couple episodes that I personally liked but didn't love. The cast for the first two seasons will be missed. The chemistry between Claire Foy (well deserved Emmy for her performance) and Matt Smith, with Vanessa Kirby will be hard to emulate.
  • Jan 14, 2019
    Just as great as S1!!!
  • Jan 04, 2019
    As good as season one!!!
  • Dec 29, 2018
    The episode with the kennedy's is Emmy worthy.
  • Dec 28, 2018
    An amazing series with amazing acting from all invalved. This is a must see and a highly recommended show.

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