The series, which began its timeline in 1947 and is expected to continue into the present day, will likely see more Elizabeths cast before reaching its series finale.

Season 2 of The Crown will focus on the Queen’s marriage and on a crumbling empire. It will also see the return of Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret. Matthew Goode joins the show as Margaret’s husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones.

Season two of The Crown arrives to Netflix on Dec. 8.