Netflix’s The Crown chronicles the early years of Queen Elizabeth II, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith as the queen and consort. Watch a new trailer now!
We’ve already got Doctor Who companion Jenna Coleman playing Queen Victoria on ITV, and now the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, is playing her great-great graddaughter’s husband. Wibbly wobbly, timey-wimey.
Netflix’s original drama series The Crown stars Claire Foy as a young Queen Elizabeth II, and tells the inside story of her early years as monarch. Watch the new trailer below:
The trailer offers an overview of the story we know — Elizabeth’s coronation, her wedding, her celebratory rides through joyous crowds — and reveals glimpses of the story we don’t.
The Crown claims to tell the inside story of Queen Elizabeth’s early reign, offering an intimate look into the fraught relationship between Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Showrunner Peter Morgan previously wrote the script for The Queen, which starred Helen Mirren and explored the events surrounding Princess Diana’s death.
The series is based on the award-winning play The Audience, and also stars 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.
The official Netflix synopsis reads:
“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.”
‘The Crown’ lands on Netflix on Friday, November 4
Here are the poster and promotional images released for the series: