At the beginning of the year viewers were given a sneak peek at Netflix’s new original series, “The Crown,” about the early life of Queen Elizabeth II. Now after many months, the streaming service has shared a new trailer, poster and finally its release date.
Starring Claire Foy as Her Majesty, the 10-episode series is a peek behind the curtain on the personal, political and deeply private world of Queen Elizabeth II’s struggle to reconcile her personal life and public role, the Monarchy, and its precarious position in shifting the sands of post-war politics.
“I am aware that I am surrounded by people who feel that they could do the job better,” states Foy in the lush and epic trailer. “Strong people with powerful characters but, for better or worse, the crown has landed on my head.”
Matt Smith co-stars as Prince Phillip, John Lithgow portrays Sir Winston Churchill, Victoria Hamilton is the Queen Mother, Jared Harris plays King George VI, Vanessa Kirby is Princess Margaret and Dame Eileen Atkins takes on the role of Queen Mary.
Based on the award-winning play “The Audience,” “The Crown” is directed by “The Hours” helmer Stephen Daldry, written by Peter Morgan (“The Queen,” “Frost/Nixon”) and produced by Andy Harries (“The Queen”). This big production also comes with a hefty price tag. According to the Telegraph, the series costs about $156 million to create, making it Netflix’s most expensive series to date – though the cost hasn’t been confirmed.
“The Crown” will premiere November 4 on Netflix. Check out the new trailer and poster below.