A blonde Matt Smith and a crown-wearing Claire Foy are among the royal treats in store in the first trailer for The Crown.
The epic Netflix original stars Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in an epic show that will chart the decades of the Queen’s reign, beginning with the 25-year-old princess faced with the daunting prospect of leading the monarchy, while also forging a relationship with the war-hardened Churchill.
Former Doctor Who star Smith will play the young Duke of Edinburgh, Philip Mountbatten, opposite Foy, as the pair navigate the clash between public and private that is inevitably brought about by the Queen’s relationship with her husband and her crown.
The show, which is the first UK production commissioned by Netflix, will also star John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill.
The site certainly has the clout behind the camera to match its ensemble: the project reunites writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), as well as producer Andy Harries (The Queen) – a team that between them shares six Oscar nominations.
The show, penned by Morgan and inspired by West End play The Audience, will tell the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world — Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, loves and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Also, it features Matt Smith with blonde hair.
Here’s the trailer, which was unveiled at this year’s CES, where Netflix CEO Reed Hastings delivered a key note speech:
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