The series tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, as the fragile social order established after the Second World War breaks apart.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.It’s going from strength to strength, wholly living up to its source material while cleverly altering and remixing it, even bettering it in some respects. Andrew is a New Zealand-born writer, filmmaker, and theatre practitioner living in Montréal.Its cast is first-rate, developing their characters in unexpected directions, while the filmmaking is propulsive and giddily entertaining. One time, he won a boxing match only to immediately cry into Keanu Reeves’ arms. Season 1 won two Golden Globe awards, both for Best Television Series-Drama and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for Foy. Watch the first trailer above and see the first look images for Season 2 below.
Starr’s appearance almost immediately cues a flashback (by the way, can I just state for the record how much I love the attention-grabbing scene-setting text in this show?
Sure, it checks in with the three leads, but this is Herr Starr’s episode to shine - and shine he does, in one of the most delicious villain introductions I can remember.
Appearing at the site of a supposed miracle in Vietnam to a musical sting straight out of a Bond film, Starr immediately cuts a striking figure, in his crisp white suit, bald head, and scarred right eye.
This is a man who’s more comfortable getting his balls electrocuted than (he’d say) wasting his time seducing a woman, and it’s unsurprising that he doesn’t take well to wearing a tracksuit amongst his fellow Grail candidates.
He’s great at what he does, up until the point where he just straight-up kills the people in his way - even the man who hires him.