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Air Date: November 4th, 2016

Network: NETFLIX

Series Summary
The life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the events that helped shape the 20th century.

Rating: TVMA

Genres: Drama

Episodes

  • Season 2 - Episode 10 : Mystery Man Dec 8, 2017

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    A salacious government scandal hits close to home for Elizabeth and Philip; Elizabeth retreats to Scotland for rest during a difficult pregnancy.

  • Season 2 - Episode 9 : Paterfamilias Dec 8, 2017

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    Philip insists that Prince Charles attend his alma mater in Scotland and reminisces about the life-changing difficulties he experienced there.

  • Season 2 - Episode 8 : Dear Mrs. Kennedy Dec 8, 2017

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    Inspired by Jackie Kennedy -- and against her government's wishes -- Elizabeth takes an unconventional approach to resolving an issue with Ghana.

  • Season 2 - Episode 7 : Matrimonium Dec 8, 2017

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    A letter from Peter Townsend spurs Margaret to make a bold proposal; Elizabeth has good news that causes complications for Margaret.

  • Season 2 - Episode 6 : Vergangenheit Dec 8, 2017

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    A secret World War II document opens Elizabeth's eyes to grim realities about a family member; the Duke of Windsor campaigns to re-enter public life.

ratings & reviews

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  • Morgan dramatizes Elizabeth's life--he builds the narrative on a framework of public events but includes private exchanges and personal motives in a way that's entirely believable and doesn't feel in the least bit exploitative. Show More

  • This personal, complex portrayal of a monarch who by her own admission in the show would rather be living any other life is riveting enough. But The Crown is also a history lesson, as my colleague David Sims has put it, albeit a selective one. It’s gorgeously shot, with flawless re-creations of everything from the Throne Room in Buckingham Palace to a 1950s hospital ward. And it’s surprisingly funny. Show More

  • Foy is doing the best performance currently on dramatic television in her Elizabeth. ... There are few shows currently on air that convince you of how carefully considered its vision is, but The Crown does it constantly--whether that is the way the light streams through the window onto Philip’s shoulders, or the set of Elizabeth’s jaw as she addresses her prime minister. For that alone it is remarkable. Show More

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Awards

Nominated Best Television Series - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018)
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Winner Best Television Series - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Drama Series
Nominated Drama Series
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)