Netflix has revealed the release date and trailer for its biographical drama, “The Crown.”
“The Crown,” which follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 to the present day, will return for a second season on December 8, 2017.
Expected to span 60 episodes over six seasons, the first season depicted events up to 1955, with Claire Foy as the Queen.
Based on an award-winning play “The Audience,” the Netflix-original drama kicked off with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI.
As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.
Reportedly the most expensive Netflix series, with a budget of 100 million British pounds, the series stars John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, Jared Harris as King George VI, Matt Smith as Prince Phillip among others.
“The Crown” was created and written by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.
On Sunday, January 8, the show beat “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things,” “This is Us,” “Westworld” to emerge the best series winner at 2017 Golden Globes.
Claire Foy, who plays the queen also won the Golden Globe for outstanding actress in a television drama. The actress beat Caitriona Balfe – “Outlander, ”Keri Russell – “The Americans,” Winona Ryder – “Stranger Things” and Evan Rachel Wood – “Westworld” to win the award.
“The Crown” made its debut on November 4, 2016.