Queen Elizabeth II is hipper than ever, guys. She sent out her first tweet last month, and now she's about to be the subject of a Netflix series. Basically, eat your heart out, Vladimir Putin.
Netflix has ordered a 10-episode first season of The Crown, a dramatic series inspired by the acclaimed play The Audience. If successful, it will tackle a new decade of Elizabeth's reign every season, beginning when she assumed the title of queen in 1952.
Deadline reports that English actress Claire Foy has been offered the role of the princess-turned-queen. While Foy might be a newcomer to some, she turned heads as Lady Persephone Towyn on the beloved BBC series Upstairs Downstairs as well as on the short-lived NBC pirate romp, Crossbones. In other words, she's got the whole period drama thing down.
No word yet on when The Crown will hit Netflix — or, more importantly, what the casting process will be like for the Queen's precious Pembroke Welsh Corgis. (She's owned more than 30 since she became queen!
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