Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Confirms Stephen Daldry-Directed the Crown

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Confirms Stephen Daldry-Directed the Crown

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Netflix has confirmed the arrival of its first original show from the UK, a £100m biopic of the Queen.

The Crown, produced by Left Bank in association with Sony Pictures Television, is a new ten-part series which is due to land on Netflix in 2016 and forms a part of the VoD service's push into original content.

The series tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II and her relationship with post-war Downing Street. It is based on the West End play The Audience, and written by The Queen and Frost/Nixon writer Peter Morgan. The series will be directed by Billy Elliot's Stephen Daldry.

Netflix implied that there was scope for further series, detailing that each season of The Crown would explore the different periods and political rivalries across Queen Elizabeth II's reign from the age of 26.

The series will be executive produced by Left Bank chief executive Andy Harries, who produced The Queen, alongside Morgan and Daldry. …

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