The Crown

Series | In English | 3 seasons (30 episodes). Each episode is between 47 and 61 minutes. | Original Release: November 4, 2016


“The Crown” is an epic historical drama that will eventually run for ten seasons. The first three seasons can now be streamed. The first season covers the marriage of Queen Elizabeth to Philip (1947) and the  dissolution of the relationship between Princess Margaret and Group Captain Peter Townsend (1955). The second season covers the Suez  crisis (1956) , the retirement of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (1963) and the birth of Prince Edward (1964). The third season spans the period of Prime Minister Harold Wilson, the tragic accident in a Welsh mining town, and the torment of young Prince Charles. More to look forward to in coming seasons: the emergence of Prime Minister Thatcher, the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana and her tragic death.

Third Season: Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II) / Matt Smith (Prince Philip) / Helena Bonham Carter (Princess Margaret) / Derek Jacobi (Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor) / Geraldine Chaplin (Wallis, Duchess of Windsor) / Jason Watkins (Prime Minister Harold Wilson) / Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles) / Michael Maloney (Prime Minister Edward Heath)
Why Stream This Series?
To put it simply, it’s a historical drama of the highest order.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 89%
  • Metacritic Score: 84
  • Golden Globe Awards: Winner, Best Television Series
  • American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 TV Programs of the Year
  • Screen Actors Guild Award: Nominated, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

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The episodes make for thoughtful, gorgeously produced drama. Accessibly austere and immaculately polished, “THE CROWN” remains a model of carefully crafted episodic storytelling and a trenchant examination of the nature of power. Creator Peter Morgan has accomplished his mission: turning what could have been an awkward in-between season into a robust chapter of a still top-notch saga.
Daniel Fienberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“THE CROWN”—the scintillating Netflix drama, improving with age—is not at all shy about putting on a show, doling out all the pageantry and suds necessary. Season 3 delivers 10 entertaining episodes of personal history that are equal parts political, poignant and juicy.
James Poniewozik

The New York Times

By peering through what the queen calls ‘the mystery and the protocol’ to witness the stifled humanity of these iconic public figures, this drama truly is a crowning achievement.
Matt Roush

TV GUIDE Magazine

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