Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in the British history. Born as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, she was crowned as the reigning Queen in 1953 amidst the decline of the former British Empire when countries under its rule were gaining independence.
There is much to uncover in the long reign. Stories of love, politics and drama that would be any screenwriter’s dream along with a suave British touch has been just lying there. Academy Award nominated writer and producer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) is right up to the task.
Netflix has released the second trailer for The Crown. The drama, touted as their costliest to date will chronicle the early years and rise of the British monarch.
Claire Foy (Vampire Academy) plays the central character along with Matt Smith as her husband Philip Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh. The series also stars John Lithgow, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby, and Greg Wise in supporting roles.
Watch the trailer below :
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The show will premiere on Netflix on November 4, 2016.
Read the synopsis for the film below :
The Crown reunites acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). 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.