Clear the diary – Netflix’s royal drama The Crown looks set to be magisterial treat
It’s been a big year for HM The Queen, who turned 90 and became Britain’s longest reigning monarch, and it’s not over yet.
Streaming service Netflix is set to pull back the curtain on the early years of the Queen’s reign with a big-budget 10-part TV series The Crown, a factional look at the private life of royal family behind closed doors.
Filmed at a rumoured cost of £100m, the show has been helmed by creative royalty. Written by Peter Morgan (The Queen and Frost/Nixon) and directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot and The Hours), the series also stars a stellar cast, with Claire Foy as the Queen, Matt Smith as Prince Philip and John Lithgow as Churchill, among other famous faces. And early critical opinion suggest the show is quality affair.
Kicking off in 1947 and taking in Princess Elizabeth’s wedding, her father King George VI’s death and her ascension to the throne the show looks certain to be a majestic treat.
The Crown premieres on Netflix on 4 November.