Netflix’s surprise success The Crown, which has received nine Emmy nominations for its first season, will be back soon enough with its second season.

It was announced Wednesday that the second season will be made available to stream on December 8. The first teaser trailer for the new season was also released on Wednesday.

The period-drama, focused on the life of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and their family, was set in the 1950s during its first season, the decade in which Elizabeth became the Queen after the death of her father King George VI. In its second season The Crown will shift its focus to 1960s, ten years into the Queen’s reign.

“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,” the official synopsis reads. “The Crown continues to chronicle the major political and global events that have defined and shaped the second half of the twentieth century – a series that is unprecedented in its scale, ambition and creative vision.”

The teaser trailer promises nothing less than the synopsis. As was the case in season one, Queen Elizabeth is becoming increasingly isolated by her position as monarch and will continue to struggle balancing her private family life against the backdrop of the historic institution she represents.

The Crown stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth, Matt Smith as Prince Philip, and John Lithgow as Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Foy has been nominated for the Emmy award for Oustanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Lithgow has been nominated for the Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Watch the teaser trailer for the second season of The Crown below.

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