Netflix orders Queen Elizabeth II drama 'The Crown'
Netflix is adding some royalty to its original programming lineup in 2016.
Netflix has ordered a 10-episode first season of The Crown, telling the story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Each season of the show (if it is picked up for more, of course), will follow a decade of the queen’s life, beginning in 1952 when she assumed the title and began working with Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
The Crown comes from Peter Morgan and Stephen Daldry and is inspired by Morgan’s play The Audience. Morgan also wrote The Queen, which starred Helen Mirren, who is also set to reprise the role of the queen in a Broadway production of The Audience in 2015.
No casting has been announced for the series yet, though Deadline reports that actress Claire Foy has been offered the royal role. Netflix did not immediately respond to a request for comment.