‘The Crown’ Trailer #2: Queen Elizabeth’s Difficult Choices

The Crown stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith
Claire Foy and Matt Smith star in ‘The Crown’ (Photo by Alex Bailey / Netflix)

Netflix’s The Crown explores the life of Queen Elizabeth in the first years of her reign, and the new trailer explores Queen Elizabeth’s relationship with her sister, Princess Margaret, and her husband, Prince Philip. The upcoming dramatic series was written by Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon), directed by Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Billy Elliot), and stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Prince Philip, John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill, Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, Jared Harris as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret, and Dame Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary.

All 10 episodes of The Crown will be released on November 4, 2016 for your binge-watching pleasure.

The Plot: 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.

Based on the award-winning play, The Audience, The Crown tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s early reign, revealing the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century.

Watch The Crown trailer: