August 27, 2016  
Home > News > TV

Netflix in Talks to Develop Royal Drama About Queen Elizabeth II

May 23, 2014 (7:58 am) GMT
The streaming giant plans to make a new series inspired by Peter Morgan and Stephen Daldry's play 'The Audience' starring Helen Mirren.

Netflix and Sony Pictures Television are in negotiations for a potential new original series "". The drama will focus on the weekly audiences Queen Elizabeth II has given to prime ministers since her accession in 1952.

The British royal drama is inspired by 2013's play "The Audience" written by Peter Morgan and directed by Stephen Daldry. starred as Queen Elizabeth II in the play and the role earned her the Laurence Olivier Award for best actress.

Andy Harries, Robert Fox and Matthew Byam Shaw, who produced "The Audience", will serve as producers for the TV series. The 20-plus-hour series will reportedly be made with a budget of around £100 million or nearly $170 million.

Netflix and Sony Pictures have not commented on the news first reported by The Daily Mail.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. P. Diddy Squashes Breakup Rumors With a Super Sweet Birthday Message for Cassie
  2. Does 'American Horror Story' Reveal the Murder Weapon in This New Season 6 Teaser?
  3. Taylor Swift Sports Bigger Breasts in Tight Crop-Top. Did She Really Get a Boob Job?
  4. Get Your First Glimpse of Tom Hardy in Christopher Nolan's WWII Film 'Dunkirk'
  5. Miley Cyrus Sports New Gold Band on Ring Finger. Is She Secretly Married to Liam Hemsworth?
  6. Jennifer Lopez Posts Cryptic Message After Breakup as Casper Smart Is Reportedly Still in Denial
  7. Is Britney Spears' 'Glory' Track 'Liar' About Ex Justin Timberlake?
  8. Donald Glover Addresses Lando Casting Rumor in Han Solo Movie