FIRST LOOK: Watch Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in extended The Crown trailer

Netflix has released the first trailer for The Crown, an original drama about the accession to the throne of a young Princess Elizabeth

Netflix has released the first trailer for its epic drama, The Crown, the story of the young Princess Elizabeth becoming Queen.

It stars Claire Foy as Elizabeth, while former Doctor Who star Matt Smith plays Prince Phillip.


The glittering production names don’t end there. The Crown reunites acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with award-winning director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen).

The 10-part series is based on a play, The Audience, and tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s early reign, revealing the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century.

It’s expected that Netflix will follow the first series of The Crown with other series reflecting each decade of the Queen’s reign as monarch.

The Crown will premiere on Netflix on November 4.

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