We’re in the season of former Doctor Who stars leaving the TARDIS to portray famous British monarchs. While Jenna Coleman earned a lot of praise for her portrayal of Queen Victoria in the drama Victoria, we’re gearing up to see Matt Smith—the Eleventh Doctor—portray Philip Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix‘s new drama, The Crown. The latest trailer for which dropped Tuesday morning, and it looks intense.
While Coleman’s Victoria had a bit more of a soapy spin to it, the new trailer for The Crown seems to be setting up a more intense, political drama like The Queen and Frost/Nixon—incidentally both written by Peter Morgan, the writer for The Crown. The series will focus on post-war Britain and the very delicate position the country (and the rest of the world) found themselves in after such a devastating global war. For context/if you aren’t savvy with the historical timelines of British monarchs, Colin Firth’s film The King Speech takes place just shy of a decade prior to the events in The Crown.
Queen Elizabeth II was a fascinating, trailblazing monarch. Her story isn’t one of fairy godmothers and magical mice, but a real political figure faced with impossible challenges. In a time where we’re finding more and more stories about kickass women, Claire Foy’s portrayal of the real-life famous monarch will not only be fascinating to watch, but pretty damn empowering. If the newest trailer is any indication, this is going to be a must-see series.
Obviously, since the real Queen Elizabeth II is still alive, her story is going to be a long one to tell. Netflix has six seasons planned, with season one ending in 1955. It’s unclear if the show will get new actors to play the famous faces in the following seasons, but you can be sure that the first season will be stuffed with drama and intrigue. The first season will hit Netflix on November 4, so get your Netflix queues ready!
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