Netflix certainly looks as though they are growing from strength to strength, and viewers who follow TV series never had it so good before. Their partnership with Marvel has certainly borne plenty of fruit, but life is more than just superheroes and their hang ups, as there are real life issues that are matter close to the heart, too. The Crown is the upcoming Netflix show that is all set to be released this November 4, 2016.
If you have been looking forward to The Crown all this while, then you would be stoked that in three weeks’ time, all of your patience would have paid off. As you can tell by the name of the Netflix show, it is all about Queen Elizabeth II’s rise to power after the crown was passed to her from her father King George VI. Stephen Daldry, the acclaimed director of Billy Elliot, is the brain behind this flick.
The blue bloods have always lived under the spotlight over in the UK, although they do maintain a semblance of privacy. Gossip mongers make a living trying to figure out the latest that goes on behind those guarded castles and buildings, and such interesting stories sell. After all, the human nature is especially prone to gossip, all the more so if you are someone of stature and rank. The royal family has been gossip and tabloid fodder for the longest time, even all the way across the Atlantic in America as folks are fascinated with the royal lifestyle.
Having celebrity-like presence such as the late Princess Diana fueled such obsession further, and with Queen Elizabeth II being the focus of of movies and TV series in recent times, it is no surprise to see the aptly titled The Crown being ready for the red carpet treatment.
Claire Foy would play the dignified role of Queen Elizabeth II, while Matt Smith is Philip Mountbatten. With those two in starring roles, you can be sure that The Crown has a pretty fervent fan base. Smith is famous for his performance in the Doctor Who series, and the trailer that you see below clearly underlines the kind of performances that both actor and actress are able to deliver.
Here is a little bit of trivia about The Crown: it is the most expensive Netflix show made to date, and we will be treated to performances of Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, Jared Harris as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret, and Dame Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary.
With The Crown being set in 1947, two years after the Second World War ended, it will portray how the 25 year old Elizabeth II handles life when she assumes the role of The Queen of England. The real Queen Elizabeth II is now at a ripe age of 90, and she shows absolutely no signs of slowing down.
The Queen is very human after all, and we would assume there will be plenty of focus on her marriage to Philip. As shown in the trailer, Philip asks his wife, “Are you my wife or my Queen?” to which Elizabeth responded without batting an eyelid, “I am both. And a strong man would be able to kneel to both.” Powerful stuff indeed.