Netflix has just debuted the first trailer for the original series, The Crown, starring Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith as Prince Phillip, and John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill. The 10 episode series is based on Peter Morgan’s (Frost/Nixon) stage play The Audience and directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot). Andy Harries (The Queen) produced the dramatic series which will debut sometime later this year.
The cast also includes Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, Jared Harris as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret, and Dame Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary.
The Crown Plot:
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.