The young 25-year-old Princess Elizabeth (Claire Foy) will soon learn that it’s not easy being Queen in “The Crown,” Netflix’s most ambitious series yet. Weeks before its premiere, the streaming service has released a new trailer which shows how newlywed Queen Elizabeth II’s personal relationships suffer after taking the crown.
“You’ve taken my career from me. You’ve taken my home. You’re taken my name,” says Matt Smith as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. “I thought we were in this together?”
As she faces the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy, she must also make sure her husband feels like he’s part of her life, as well as keep her bond with her sister Margaret (Vanessa Kirby) strong, even though Margaret is involved in a controversial relationship.
“It is my duty to refuse Margaret marriage to a divorced man,” says Elizabeth in the clip. “And yet I will be breaking a promise not only to my sister but also to my late father.”
The series, said to have cost $156 million to produce, is expected to chronicle different decades of the Queen’s life, with reports of it spanning through six seasons. Directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Peter Morgan, the cast also includes John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill, Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, Jared Harris as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret and Dame Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary.
“The Crown” premieres on November 4 on Netflix.