Netflix has premiered a new trailer for its upcoming series “The Crown,” which tells the story of the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II, who took the English throne in 1952, when she was only 25-years-old. All 10 episodes premiere on November 4. Watch the trailer above.
“The Crown” stars Claire Foy as Elizabeth, and this isn’t her first brush with televised royalty. She played Anne Boleyn, the ill-fated wife of King Henry VIII, in the 2015 miniseries “Wolf Hall,” for which she earned nominations from the BAFTA TV Awards and Critics’ Choice TV Awards. Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, is played by Matt Smith, who was previously best known for playing the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in the sci-fi series “Doctor Who.”
The talent behind the camera is just as impressive. The series is created by Peter Morgan, whose screenplays helped win Oscars for Forest Whitaker (Best Actor in “The Last King of Scotland,” 2006) and Helen Mirren (Best Actress in “The Queen,” also 2006). Like “The Crown,” “The Queen” is focused on the life of Elizabeth II, as did Morgan’s follow-up play “The Audience,” which won Mirren a Tony Award to match her Oscar.
Stephen Daldry is on-board as an executive producer and director. Daldry is a Tony-winner for directing the play “An Inspector Calls” (1994) and the musical “Billy Elliot” (2009), and he’s also a three-time Oscar-nominee for helming “Billy Elliot” (2000), “The Hours” (2002) and “The Reader” (2008) on the big screen.
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