Prince Philip, as portrayed by Matt Smith, will be getting a lot more screen time in Season 2 of The Crown, according to creator, Peter Morgan.
“I find him extraordinarily interesting – his childhood, again, you couldn’t make it up. The soul of season two is about his complexity,” he said at an event for the Royal Television Society.
On whether Prince Philip’s infamous affair will be dramatised in the next series, Morgan said: “This is a spoiler-free chat! We’re still in the cutting-room and making all sorts of changes…”
Season 2 will pick up where it left off, and encompass 1956 to 1964.
“It takes Claire Foy (Elizabeth) and Matt Smith to the outer edge of where we can take them, with their ages, if we took it any further we would have to think about recasting,” he continued. “There is no commitment of it going further at the moment, we’re just focusing on this season up until 1964.”
Morgan indicated he is thinking about a third season but didn’t confirm it had been renewed.
“I have done some preparatory work, I’d be happy to do it, but at the moment I’m swamped.”
The Crown is rumoured to be returning to Netflix in November.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar