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Watch An Exclusive Trailer Of This Fall's Highly Anticipated New Series From Netflix—The Crown

The Crown is not just another story about the Royals.

BY EDITORS | Oct 27, 2016 | Film & TV

Produced by acclaimed writer Peter Morgan, The Crown is more than just a another story about the Royals. It lifts the lid on the personal, political and deeply private world of Elizabeth’s struggle to reconcile her personal life and her public role, the Monarchy, and its precarious position in the shifting sands of post-war politics. Above all, the series explores the tensions between Elizabeth’s identities as a wife, mother, sister, daughter and Queen - a “personal vs. public” struggle that many women can relate to today.

The award-winning cast that includes Claire Foy (Wolf Hall, Little Dorrit) as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith (Doctor Who, Terminator Genisys) as Prince Phillip and John Lithgow (Dexter, 3rd Rock from the Sun) as Winston Churchill (they share 22 awards and 49 nominations between them), will explore all facets of post-war Britain as Elizabeth ascends to the throne while forging a relationship with war-hardened prime minister Winston Churchill.

Watch a behind-the-scenes look at how John Lithgow transformed into the iconic British politician for his portrayal of Winston Churchill below: