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You’re invited to a historic coronation ceremony this fall. Netflix has revealed that it’s new historical drama The Crown will premiere on November 4.

Notable for being Netflix’s most expensive drama to date, and its first to be made in the UK, all 10 episodes of The Crown‘s first season will be available to stream beginning on November 4. The series will follow the young Queen Elizabeth II (Wolf Hall‘s Claire Foy) as she begins her reign and her husband Prince Philip (Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith) as he struggles to serve her. Other stars include John Lithgow as Winston Churchill and Vanessa Kirby as Elizabeth’s sister Princess Margaret.

The Crown is Smith’s first TV role since his three-season stint as the eponymous Doctor on Doctor Who ended in 2014. Peter Capaldi succeeded Smith’s role, and serves as the current protagonist on the popular sci-fi series. Smith recently played a scene-stealing clergyman in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and is preparing to play avant-garde photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in an upcoming biopic.

Check out the short date announcement clip below, and an extended trailer here.

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