The Crown, Netflix’s upcoming series about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, is going to be huge – in terms of scope and cost.
The Telegraph reports that the show is Netflix’s most expensive to date – £100 million, or about $157 million.
The streaming company ordered a 10-episode season of The Crown last November.
According to the Telegraph, the show will span six seasons – 60 total episodes.
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The show will follow the Queen from her wedding in 1947 to present day. It will focus on not just her, but her interactions with Britain’s heads of state over the years.
“The Crown is storytelling that lives somewhere between television and cinema from Britain’s foremost chroniclers of modern politics, class and society,” says Cindy Holland, vp original content at Netflix.
“The Crown is not only about the royal family but about an empire in decline, a world in disarray and the dawn of a new era,” says writer Peter Morgan, who penned the Oscar-winning film The Queen.
The series stars Wolf Hall‘s Claire Foy as the Queen, Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith as Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill. It is billed as “the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.”
It will hit Netflix next year.