||Eileen Atkins, Jeremy Northam, Harriet Walter, Stephen Dillane, Vanessa Kirby, Alex Jennings, John Lithgow, Claire Foy, Greg Wise, Matt Smith
Actress Claire Foy portrays 25-year-old Elizabeth as she prepares to take over the British monarchy. The series follows her as she navigates between the worlds of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, and 10 Downing Street during the United Kingdom’s new era. Joining Foy are Matt Smith as Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill. The series will dive into the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Peter Morgan, who wrote 2006 film The Queen and the recent stage play The Audience, is teaming up with director Stephen Daldry. This is Netflix’s most expensive drama to date, and the first series to be made in the UK. All ten episodes of The Crown first season will be available to stream on Netflix. The series will follow the young Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) as she begins her reign and her husband Prince Philip (Matt Smith) as he struggles to serve her. Other stars include John Lithgow as Winston Churchill and Vanessa Kirby as Elizabeth’s sister Princess Margaret.