After the recent tragedy that swept the world. Netflix series The Crown which is based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II has been trending on Netflix. The Crown is one of the best series you can watch about the Royal family and while the fifth season divided critics and fans, the fans of the series are expecting better from the sixth and final season. So, while you wait for The Crown Season 6 to come out here are some shows you could watch to pass the time.
Downton Abbey (Peacock & Prime Video)
Synopsis: After a tragedy at sea claims the life of the presumed heir, Lord Crawley is faced with the possibility that the house he’s loved his whole life might someday belong to a distant cousin he’s never met. Will the fate of Downton and its family be resolved?
Victoria (Prime Video)
Synopsis: The eight-hour drama follows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister and intimate friend, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children and the job of being queen of the world’s most important nation. Her often tumultuous reign lasted for 63 years.
The White Queen (Starz & The Roku Channel)
Synopsis: It’s 1464 and two British royal houses are caught in a blood feud over who should rule. Love, lust, dreams and ambition tangle in a bloody conflict where everyone is a pawn trying to be the kingmaker in this thrilling adult drama. Step into the world based on Philippa Gregory’s historical novel series, who will be crowned King of England?
The White Princess (Starz & The Roku Channel)
Synopsis: Drawn from the novel of the same name by Philippa Gregory, “The White Princess” is a tale of power, family, love and betrayal, charting one of the most tumultuous times in British history uniquely from the point of view of the women. The tempestuous marriage between Elizabeth of York (Lizzie) and King Henry VII, officially marks the conclusion of The War of the Roses, but the real battle for the throne is far from over.
Catherine the Great (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Oscar® winner* Helen Mirren stars in the enthralling HBO® drama Catherine the Great, delivering a regal performance as the brilliant monarch who ruled the Russian empire and transformed its place in the world in the 18th century. Over the course of four hour-long episodes, this limited series charts Catherine’s tumultuous reign as the cunning and ambitious empress fights off threats to her crown, wages war with the Ottoman Empire and expands Russia’s borders as far as the Black Sea and Crimea. Beyond its tale of a political success story against all odds, the series chronicles the passionate love affair between Catherine and Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin. Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) costars in this sweeping historical epic.
The Royals (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Staring Elizabeth Hurley as The Queen, The Royals follows the lives of a fictional British Royal family that inhabits a world of opulence and regal tradition – a world that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny.
The Tudors (Showtime & Paramount+)
Synopsis: Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars in this original, history-based drama series as the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion. Natalie Dormer (“Anne Boleyn”), Jeremy Northam (“Thomas More”), Maria Doyle Kennedy (“Queen Katherine”), James Frain (“Thomas Cromwell”) and Peter O’Toole (“Pope Paul III”) round out the all-star cast of this lavish epic.
Parade’s End (HBO Max)
Synopsis: This sprawling epic of the aristocracy, set during the First World War, was playwright Tom Stoppard’s return to television after a 30-year absence. An adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s dense and complex tetralogy, it is the story of government statistician Christopher Tietjens (‘the last Tory’), his estranged and promiscuous wife Sylvia Tietjens, and a young suffragette, Valentine Wannop, with whom Christopher is in love. Wartime obligations take Christopher to France and Belgium, the years of senseless bloodletting forever deferring the resolution of his affair with Valentine. Shot on location in London, Kent and Belgium, this hugely ambitious and critically lauded production was made in association with HBO
Synopsis: At 28, King Louis XIV of France commissions Versailles, the most beautiful palace in Europe, which serves as the King’s gilded prison – keeping his friends close and enemies closer. Enter a world of untold wealth, power, and passion. Where love and lust are just a heartbeat away from deceit and betrayal. Experience Versailles in all its brutal glory.
The Great (Hulu)
Synopsis: EMMY® NOMINATED The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. A fictionalized, fun and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court onside. A very modern story about the past which encompasses the many roles she played over her lifetime as lover, teacher, ruler, friend, and fighter. Incorporating historical facts occasionally, the series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.