“Might I suggest not being head of the church, or the state, or the army, or the navy, or the government…” snaps Prince Philip at Queen Elizabeth II in the new trailer for The Crown.
The latest glimpse of Netflix’s royal drama doesn’t shy away from the personal conflict facing the young queen. With Great Britain reeling from the devastation of war, the former princess finds relationships with her loved ones changing forever – and not just Matt Smith’s Philip. A promising tease of Claire Foy’s performance, as well as a reminder of the behind-closed-doors thrill of Peter Morgan’s script, The Crown just keeps looking better and better.
The whole thing ascends to Netflix on Friday 4th November.
Behind the scenes of Netflix’s The Crown
14th October 2016
What’s it like to be made queen at the age of 25? Netflix’s epic new drama, The Crown, aims to answer that question with the tale of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
It’s no easy task – and this new video, which takes us behind the scenes of the costume drama, gives us an idea of just how ambitious the production is. With a reported budget of around £100 million, the series pits the streaming giant not just against ITV’s recent Victoria, but also Britain’s fine tradition of period dramas established by the BBC.
All that and capturing the relationship between the crown and her country over the last six decades? Just another day at Netflix then.
All episodes of The Crown arrive on Friday 4th November.
Move over, Victoria – here comes The Crown
27th September 2016
The country is in love with ITV’s Victoria at the moment, but Netflix is out to steal some of that royal spotlight with its own drama.
Unveiling a new, extended trailer for its original production, the video gives us a better look at Claire Foy and Matt Smith facing the challenges of royal life. Written by Peter Morgan, the show 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 programme promises to reveal the Queen’s private journey behind the public facade, as the young woman took the throne at a time when Britain was recovering from war.
The Crown will premiere on Netflix around the world on Friday 4th November and will be available in 4K.
Here’s the new trailer:
Netflix unveils The Crown release date and new images
11th April 2016
Netflix has confirmed the release date for its original series, The Crown, and unveiled a bunch of new images to boot.
The drama 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.
Written by Peter Morgan, the show promises to reveal the Queen’s private journey behind the public facade, with Stephen Daldry on directing duties and Claire Foy starring in the lead role, alongside Matt Smith as Prince Phillip.
The programme is produced by Andy Harries (The Queen) and based the award-winning play, The Audience, with an ensemble cast that includes 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.
We’ve now got our first look at both Lithgow’s Churchill (above) and Foy’s Elizabeth, as well as Smith’s prince.
The Crown will premiere on Netflix around the world on Friday 4th November and will be available in 4K. Here’s the teaser trailer announcing the date – read on for an extra still of Goy tentatively trying on the titular headwear.
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