Reuniting Daldry with his The Queen team of writer Peter Morgan and producer Andy Morgan, The Crown stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy as the British Empire is in decline while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister Winston Churchill (John Lithgow). Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby and Eileen Atkins also star in the 10-episode series that goes behind the locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace to reveal the personal intrigues, romances and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century. Check out this brief teaser:
The 10-episode sophomore run of Marco Polo continues the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China — a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry. The Weinstein Company produces the series, which is written by John Fusco. He serves as executive producer and showrunner along with Dan Minahan. Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Elizabeth Sarnoff also are exec producers.