House Of The Dragon is set 300 years before the events of Game Of Thrones and will tell the story of the Targaryen family.
Premiering to triumphant acclaim, Netflix’s latest series The Crown is based on Queen Elizabeth II’s epic reign. From her wedding to Prince Philip, to her ascent to the throne at the age of 25 and dealing with her ailing Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the show packs a whole lot in 10 episodes. Wolf Hall actress Claire Foy is admirably quaint as the newly-appointed Queen Elizabeth II while former Doctor Who star Matt Smith is easily likeable as Prince Philip. The Crown is television at its finest, an outstanding achievement on every scale. In the supernatural dramadey Lucifer, Tom Ellis plays the devil Lucifer Morningstar, who decides he’s sick of life in hell and comes above ground for a holiday – and some fun.
Netflix’s latest series The Crown does exactly that. Premiering to triumphant acclaim, The Crown is based on Queen Elizabeth II’s epic reign. Creator Peter Morgan (whose film credits include The Queen and Frost/Nixon) came up with the idea of The Crown while writing his 2015 Tony Award-winning play The Audience, starring Helen Mirren who starred as an elderly version of the monarch.
Netflix debuted it’s latest series The Crown to a triumphant fanfare, wowing critics and audiences alike. The £100 million 10-episode first season boasts an admirably charming Foy as the young Queen determined to make her marriage work as she attempts to balance her private and public lives. Smith is easily likeable as Prince Philip, who struggles to find his place while his wife is Queen and Lithgow’s Churchill is convincing as a Prime Minister whose deteriorating health causes power politics within his party.
If anything can get us through the British winter, and fill the Downton-shaped hole, it’s going to be a lavishly set costume drama from Peter Morgan, the writer of the 2006 film The Queen starring Helen Mirren. The Crown, Netflix’s ambitious and most expensive show promises drama, intrigue and power politics in the 10-part series, following the early life of Queen Elizabeth II. The new full-length trailer features a young Elizabeth as she embarks on her reign as the newly crowned Queen as well as dealing with private conflicts between her new husband Prince Philip. The trailer opens with the Queen on her honeymoon as she receives the news of her father’s death. “Long live Queen Elizabeth” are the words that echo throughout, as we are given glimpses of how her new role will impact her her new husband, Prince Philip, and affect her relationship with the prime minister, Winston Churchill.
Created, written by and starring Community’s Donald Glover, Atlanta is a semi-autobiographical comedy-drama about two cousins as the attempt to find their big break in rap music. The eight-part Doctor Who spin-off written by young adult author Patrick Ness follows the sixth former’s of Coal Hill Academy. The show features a cast of fresh new talent as well as Mr Selfridge’s Katherine Kelly.
Exploding its way onto our screens is ITV’s brand new eight-part costume drama, Victoria. With lavish settings and costumes, it’s an instantly engaging drama revealing the passionate, strong-willed young Queen who would go on to rule the country for 63 years. The story follows her ascension to the throne as a teenager to her eventual marriage to the Prince Albert, and the show has already wowed critics and won over fans alike. The first two episodes have already aired on ITV and with the third arriving tonight, the show is definitely worth tuning in to.
Take what you consider a boring subject at school, mix it up with silliness and funny songs, keep it historically accurate, and CBBC’s offbeat hit, Horrible Histories, probably inspired more children to love history than any amount of lessons reading dry facts from a book. The Bourbon family tree became a source of endless fascination as we neared the end of The Musketeers, combined with seeing Little Louis’ story unfold in Versailles.
With the return of House of Cards in a month and Daredevil soon after, say goodbye to your weekends. Created, written and executive produced by Knocked Up’s Judd Apatow, Love follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust, who also produces) and wild-child Mickey (Community’s Gillian Jacobs).
It’s been reported by the Radio Times that Steven Moffat, showrunner of Doctor Who since 2010, will be stepping down after the conclusion of the tenth season of Doctor Who, to be replaced by Chris Chibnall. Chibnall, of course, was showrunner for the wonderful Broadchurch - incidentally starring former Doctor Who star David Tennant - which has been met with much acclaim over the course of its run on ITV. Chibnall also has previous experience with Doctor Who, having written for both the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, as well as being the primary writer for Torchwood in its first two seasons.
Prince Philip played by Doctor Who’s Matt Smith? Erm, where can we sign up to watch this ASAP?