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Netflix plans new drama about Queen Elizabeth

1 of 1 New big budget series planned on Queen Elizabeth
New big budget series planned on Queen Elizabeth

Online movie and TV service Netflix is planning a new €123 million drama series inspired by the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Crown is set to be 20 episodes in length and will follow Queen Elizabeth's reign from the moment she succeeded her father George VI, at the age of 26, to the present day.

According to reports, Netflix has committed a budget of at least €6m per episode.

The series will be written by Peter Morgan, who wrote 2006 film The Queen and recent stage play The Audience, which both starred Helen Mirren as the monarch. However, Mirren is not currently attached to star in The Crown.

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