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.
Why Stream This Series?
- 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.
“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.
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.
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