Original Netflix Show. Created and written by Peter Morgan. Starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby.
There is no need whatsoever to be a loyal royalist in order to dial up and binge-watch new Netflix blockbuster The Crown. The fact this first season cost over $170 million to make should tell you no expense was spared in telling the story, with a second season already commissioned. The show kicks off in 1947, tracing the life and early reign of Queen Elizabeth II (played by Claire Foy). Dr Who fans will rejoice in the casting of Matt Smith as her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and with class storytellers such as Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry on directing duties, I’m finding it very hard to push pause on my remote! A cracking watch.