Plus, when it will debut on Netflix.

By Sarah Yang
Updated August 10, 2017
The Crown Season 2
Credit: Robert Viglasky/Netflix

It’s time to go back to Buckingham Palace (and the 1950s) on December 8th. Netflix’s popular drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown, is returning for its second season and the streaming site just released a new trailer to give fans a sneak peek at what’s to come.

Season one was not short on drama and, from the new trailer, season two looks like it will be the same. When we last left Queen Elizabeth and her family, she was becoming more confident in her role as queen, but her marriage was struggling. Plus, her relationship with her sister, Margaret, was on rocky terms after Margaret had to end her tumultuous and scandal-filled relationship with a divorced older man.

This season, viewers can expect more relationship problems, with one character telling the Queen in the trailer, “You married a wild spirit, trying to tame him is no use.” There also seems to be political drama as Queen Elizabeth says in the trailer, “I’ve been queen barely 10 years and in that time I’ve had three prime ministers, not one has lasted the course.” You might also recognize some new familiar faces in the clip: Downton Abbey’s Matthew Goode plays Princess Margaret’s future husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones, and Dexter’s Michael C. Hall will portray President John F. Kennedy.

It’s no surprise that The Crown has gotten rave reviews from both critics and viewers—many can’t get enough of the royals in real life, from Kate Middleton’s impeccable style to the adorable antics of the Queen’s great-grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. In fact, it received a whopping 13 Emmy nominations, including a Best Performance by an Actress in a Television – Drama for lead actress Claire Foy.