The Crown: Trailer for Netflix's new royal period drama |


Queen Elizabeth ascends the throne in first trailer for Netflix series The Crown


Netflix is preparing us for a big dose of royal drama with the first trailer for its new series, The Crown. The 10-episode period drama is based on the award-winning play The Audience and will focus on Queen Elizabeth II’s early reign. The Audience writer Peter Morgan and director Stephen Daldry reunite for the new adaptation.

The trailer shows Wolf Hall actress Claire Foy portraying the 25-year-old Elizabeth as she prepares to take over the British monarchy. The series will follow her as she navigates between the worlds of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, and 10 Downing Street during England’s new era. Joining Foy are Matt Smith as Prince Philip and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill.

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Watch the trailer above for your first glimpse.