During Netflix's keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Jan. 6, the popular streaming platform reminded the audience it plans to release 600 hours of high-quality original programing this year.
The company used its keynote to showcase both existing content on its platform, reminiscing on how it was the first service to introduce binge-watching with the 2013 release of House of Cards, as well as to introduce new content such as the original series The Crown.
Netflix debuted the first trailer of The Crown, a period drama set in Britain in the 20th century based on the play "The Audience," written by Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon), that will focus on the decades of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.
Produced by Left Bank Pictures with Sony Pictures Television and directed by Stephen Daldry (The Hours), the original series stars Claire Foy (Season of the Witch) as Princess Elizabeth and Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as soon-to-be Prince Philip.
As Netflix's first U.K.-based original series, The Crown seems like it will appeal to Downton Abbey fans.
The 10-episode season will premiere in 2016, with no expected date yet known. Watch the first trailer of the The Crown below.