Are you ready for a royal treat? Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ was released on Netflix on Nov. 4, following Queen Elizabeth II’s rise to power. Before binging the show this weekend, here’s everything you need to know!
1. When does it start and how many episodes?
The Crown is available to stream on Netflix starting Nov. 4. The series consists of 10 hour-long episodes that you can binge all at once. If you’re a fan of historical dramas, then this show is for you.
2. Who is starring in it?
Claire Foy, 32, stars as Queen Elizabeth II and former Doctor Who star Matt Smith, 34, plays Prince Philip. The series also stars Jared Harris, 55, as King George VI, John Lithgow, 71, as Winston Churchill, and Vanessa Kirby, 28, as Princess Margaret.
3. What’s the plot?
The Crown follows Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old in the 1940s faced with a series of struggles in her personal and public life as she ascends to the throne after the unexpected death of her father, George VI. The show will also focus on her marriage to the young Prince Philip.
4. It cost HOW MUCH?
Prepare for your jaw to drop to the floor. The Crown reportedly cost a whopping $130 million to make. The show is the most expensive TV series ever produced.
5. Has Queen Elizabeth II seen it?
The royal family is aware of the show, writer Peter Morgan revealed at the Television Critics’ Association summer press tour. “There is a sense that they are both very, very nervous and very, very excited,” he said. “I think they don’t like not having control, but I think they also understand that dealing with this subject matter with some degree of respect, you know, even objective scrutiny is a rare thing.”
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