Royal fans, clear your schedules for Nov. 4. Why? That’s the date Netflix’s new historically-inspired, royally-inclined show, The Crown drops online. Though the next five weeks might be agonizing to wait through, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal a taste of the show in its first official trailer.
The series follows Queen Elizabeth II’s – played by Claire Foy – last years as a princess and her first years on the throne, including her wedding and the beginning of her marriage to Prince Philip (Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith) and her relationship with Prime Minister Winston Churchill – played by John Lithgow.
As Peter Morgan, writer of The Queen is at the helm of the project, it’s to be expected that it’s going to be pretty great – The Queen was nominated for six Oscars, after all. Morgan also wrote the play The Audience, which also starred Helen Mirren in both London and New York, and took an inside look at the Queen’s meetings with various prime ministers throughout her reign.
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