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The Crown

The Crown

  • Premiered: 
    November 4, 2016
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the play (The Audience) 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
  • Tags: royalty

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the award-winning play "The Audience," THE CROWN 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. Revealing the inner workings of two of the most famous addresses in the world -- Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street -- each season of THE CROWN focuses on a decade of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, exploring the delicate balance between her private world and public life. Season 1 begins with a 25-year-old Princess faced with the daunting prospect of leading the most famous monarchy in the world while forging a relationship with the domineering, war-hardened Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Netflix released the 10-episode first season of THE CROWN on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT.
Netflix released the entire 10-episode second season of THE CROWN on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT. As a new era begins, Queen Elizabeth struggles to navigate a world that's changing around her while preserving both the monarchy and her marriage. Season 2 opens with Philip leaving for a long tour, allowing Elizabeth to make an upsetting discovery. Prime Minister Eden wants to strike back after Egypt seizes the Suez Canal. Later, Elizabeth feels disconnected from Philip. Eden copes with international pressure and ill health. An interview stirs up harrowing memories for Philip.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Left Bank Pictures
  • In association with Sony Pictures Television