The Crown Netflix, Cast, Spoilers- Inside the Controveries of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II

By Carl Devoux , Updated Nov 04, 2016 06:00 AM EDT

It is of no question that people derives more fascination with a female monarch than a man. For centuries, only a handful of women were able to reign in a role dominated by men. That fascination has somehow rubbed until this generation. This might explain the current excitement for Netflix's 'The Crown', a grand sweep of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, which now holds the title of the world's longest reigning monarch alive following the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The Crown's opening scene may bring shock to viewers. A scene where King George (played by Jared Harris) coughing out blood into the royal bowl - a sickly sight of a very powerful man with a backdrop of wealth and honoured surroundings.

All power eventually ends. Like other royals throughout history, power is transferred to the heir, Queen Elizabeth II which is played by Claire Foy. 'The Crown' will feature the different decades of Queen Elizabeth II's rule, the controversies and how she affected the politics of Great Britain. Appearing as Winston Churchill is comedian John Lithgow and Matt Smith plays Prince Philip.

Each season of 'The Crown' will feature one decade of Queen's reign with focus on the political dynamics that affected the histories of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Of course, it will also include the personal life of the royales happening behind the closed doors of the palaces.

It is good to note that 'The Crown' is respectful of Elizabeth. The first season will show her interaction with the sly Prime Minister Winston Churchill, her personal interactions with husband Philip and the varying degrees of her closeness to her easy-go-lucky sister Margaret, played by Vanessa Kirby.

For 'The Crown' project, Netflix has brough back together the team behind the Oscar-winning 'The Queen' biopic: producer Andy Harries, writer Peter Morgan, Billy Elliot and director Stephen Daldry.

'The Crown' will begin streaming on Friday, November 4.

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