Netflix dropped the trailer for its latest and first UK series entitled The Crown set to stream on November 4.
As revealed early on, the series narrates the life of the British royal family and centers on Queen Elizabeth II. Her story begins in 1947 just after World War II. Each of the 10 episodes in season 1 would depict a decade of her rule since then.
Actress Claire Foy takes on the role of Queen Elizabeth II while Matt Smith portrays the role of Prince Philip, her husband. The series would bring to light the unseen intrigues kept hidden within the walls of Buckingham Palace and Westminster.
In addition, it further explored the relationship between the young couple at the start of her reign, hence the apparent tension between them as shown in the trailer. It also presented her public struggles with some of Britain’s key political figures. The cast includes Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby, Eileen Atkins and John Lithgow as Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch of the British Empire. Last April, she celebrated her 90th birthday to the delight of many. Then again, given her popularity, she also fell victim to a death hoax hack, and news of her death swarmed the Internet. It led to speculations about who would assume the crown.
The first look at The Crown showed it lived up to earlier publicity about the latest original drama series from Netflix. Indeed, the hype surrounding its lavish production was evident from the scenes. Deadline already foresees another winner for Netflix with its latest offering.
“We are looking for stuff that is more brand-defining and tent pole. [The Crown] is produced to a scale that I don’t think many networks could step up to. Because our audience is large and global and the story is incredibly local, we can invest heavily in a project like that,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos revealed.