Tuesday, 12 January, 2016

The Crown: First Look at Upcoming Netflix Drama about Queen's Reign Starring

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David Chambers | 09 January, 2016, 02:27

We cannot wait for it to air a little later on this year to find out.

The new Netflix show The Crown tells the story of Queen Elizabeth's early reign and examines the personal struggles, romances and political rivalries behind the monarchy.

The project hails from director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and British playwright/screenwriter Peter Morgan, who has examined Queen Elizabeth's life twice before, with the 2006 period drama The Queen and the 2015 theater production The Audience, both of which starred Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II.

And good job too, given that he seems to play a very central role in the streaming service's right royal outing, challenging the young Queen Elizabeth (Claire Foy) and her government at every possible juncture.

Rounding out the cast is Jared Harris as King George VI, Victoria Hamilton as The Queen Mother, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret, John Lithgow as Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Dame Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary. "Morgan had this to say about the show, "'The Crown' is not only about the royal family but about an empire in decline, a world in disarray and the dawn of a new era.

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Now Claire Foy and Matt Smith are set to play Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in the first 10 episodes of The Crown.

This is going to be fantastic and I can't wait to see it. There's no release date yet but I would guess this spring or summer.