Netflix’s first present from the UK could possibly be a £100m drama concerning the Queen

Netflix's first show from the UK could be a £100m drama about the Queen

Netflix goes huge on unique programming: Home of Playing cards and Orange Is The New Black are proof of that. Nevertheless, no such content material has to date come out of the UK. That might be about to vary, after the streaming big reportedly beat each the BBC and ITV to safe a brand new 20 episode biopic of the Queen, corgis and all. In accordance with Broadcast Now, Netflix is on the verge of finalising a £one hundred million deal for the collection, titled The Crown, which can centre on the Queen’s “ascent to the throne on the age of 26, to the current day.”

Whereas current releases depicting the royal household, together with Diana, have been extensively panned, Netflix’s new fee has a good shot at success. It shares the identical esteemed writers and administrators that have been behind the critically-acclaimed 2006 movie The Queen, starring Helen Mirren. A monarch-crammed drama won’t be on the highest of everybody’s binge-watch record, however Netflix is about to go exhausting by allocating a £5 million finances per episode — in addition to, who does not like a little bit of royal scandal?

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