Wait, another tale of royal intrigue from The Queen screenwriter Peter Morgan and The Hours director Stephen Daldry? Yes, please! And we're going to get it in a 10-episode series we can binge to our heart's content on Netflix? Double yes! If that wasn't enough, it will star Claire Foy, Matt Smith, John Lithgow, Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby, and Eileen Atkins? If all of those aren't reasons to get a little excited for The Crown, then consider yourself out of the line of succession.
The Crown stars Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, charting her life and reign from her marriage in 1947 all the way to the present day. If things go according to plan we'll see 60 episodes across 6 seasons, which already sounds pretty ambitious. Here's the synopsis:
A Netflix original series, The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne….a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan’s masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen’s private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace….the leaders of an empire await.
The Crown hits Netflix on November 4th.