Netflix releases first clip of new original series The Crown
Published 06/01/2016 | 19:13
Netflix has released the first clip of new series The Crown.
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.
The 10-episode series will premiere later in 2016 on Netflix and stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Prince Phillip, 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, among others.
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.
Peter Morgan's script reveals the Queen's private journey behind the public facade.