The Crown - Matt Smith (Prince Philip) 7 Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II) - Photo Credit - Alex Bailey/Netflix
The Crown – Matt Smith (Prince Philip), Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II) – Photo Credit – Alex Bailey/Netflix

Netflix have revealed today that their new original drama series ‘The Crown’ created by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and featuring Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Prince Philip and Claire Foy (Wolf Hall) as Queen Elizabeth II will be released in all territories from the 4th November.

The Crown - Sir Winston Churchill (John Lithgow) Photo Credit - Alex Bailey/Netflix
The Crown – Sir Winston Churchill (John Lithgow) Photo Credit – Alex Bailey/Netflix

The ten episode series focuses on Philip and Elizabeth as they meet, marry, and rather suddenly find themselves in Buckingham Palace. The earlier scandal of King Edward and Wallis Simpson is represented, as well as the growing closeness between the Palace and 10 Downing Street. The series is intertwined with intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

The cast also includes John Lithgow (Third Rock from the Sun) as Sir Winston Churchill, Greg Wise (Sense and Sensibility) as Lord Mountbatten and Jared Harris (Mad Men) as King George VI.

The Crown is produced by Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television. Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry, Philip Martin, Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie and Tanya Seghatchian serve as executive producers along with Robert Fox and Matthew Byam Shaw. Andrew Eaton serves as Producer.

 

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