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Old 06-03-2014, 07:43 AM
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"The Crown" - Netflix plans 100m epic 20-episode TV drama series on The Queen

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Online subscription service Netflix is set to order its first original British drama The Crown, a 100m (US$170m) series inspired by the life of the Queen.

Peter Morgan, who wrote 2006 film The Queen and recent stage play The Audience, will write the script with director Stephen Daldry also involved.
BBC News - Netflix plans original UK drama about the Queen

This is a pretty huge project. It's expected to be about 20 episodes, split across a couple of seasons, with at least 3 actresses likely to play HM during different periods of her life. Apparently it will begin with her marriage to Philip and cover the political, social and personal changes HM has experienced over her reign.

Netflix have done a pretty good job with House of Cards, for example, so there's reason to hope that this might be of a very high quality.

It's due to be released in 2016 and, shockingly, Dame Helen Mirren is understood not to be involved.

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Netflix Queen Elizabeth II Epic Series Could Be Coming | Variety
Netflix Prepping Royal Drama Series From Stephen Daldry, Peter Morgan - Hollywood Reporter
Netflix's The Crown TV show to dramatise The Queen's six decades on the throne | Mail Online
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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Felicity's Queen for a day in TV's 'biggest ever show' | Mail Online
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:56 PM
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This is not going to be good, it is written by Peter Morgan. Helen Mirren's version of The Queen was not like Her Majesty in either style or personality.
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I thought someone would be interested in this, but apparently not.
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Franky I quite liked how Helen Mirren portrayed the queen... But I think that a movie is enough... No need of more series...
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Wow, so this is now going to be 60 hours and six seasons long?! No wonder the budget's so high!

I have to say that I quite liked Helen Mirren as the Queen. It's not possible for any actress to completely embody a still-living person that we all know so well, but she did a pretty good job.

I doubt that Peter Morgan is going to write all 60 episodes. He's going to be one of a number of writers given the scale of this thing. I'm a big fan of House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black which are both Netflix series so I'm mildly optimistic that this might be ok.
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Oh I will totally watch this. Love the idea.


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