Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Plans Biopic of the Queen

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Plans Biopic of the Queen

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Netflix has fought off competition from broadcasters the BBC and ITV and is on the brink of ordering its first original show from the UK - a £100m biopic of the Queen.

The subscription VoD platform is close to finalising a deal with Left Bank Pictures for the series, which is set to be 20 episodes in length and will be penned by Peter Morgan, the creative force behind Oscar-winning 2006 film The Queen.

ScreenDaily's sister publication Broadcast understands that the drama, titled The Crown, will chart the monarch's reign from her ascent to the throne at the age of 26, to the present day.

The drama will also focus on the political landscape during her time on the throne, with sources suggesting it will be "as much about Downing Street as the royal family".

The Crown, which will also be shaped by director Stephen Daldry, will be produced for a 2016 release on Netflix. The casting process will take months to finalise as Sony Pictures Television-owned Left Bank bids to depict the Queen at various stages in her life. …

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