I thought this was worth its own thread, if not then mods can move/delete as appropriate:
BBC News - Netflix plans original UK drama about the Queen
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.
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.
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