Matt Smith has been cast in the new Netflix original series called, “The Crown”. The Crown is a drama based on Peter Morgan’s play “The Audience” that once starred Helen Mirren as Queen Elisabeth II.
Alongside Claire Foy (Wolf Hall), who will play Queen Elizabeth II and John Lithgow ( Dexter and Third Rock from the Sun), who will play Winston Churchill, Smith will co-star as Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh. The story spans decades, following the Queen and the Prime Ministers that served along side her.
This is great news for Smith who was recently rumored to be in the running to play Newt Scammander in the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff. Eddie Redmayne eventually snagged that role leaving Whovians around the world wondering what would come next for their beloved 11th Doctor. Well, good things come to those who wait, Geekos. Netflix has been on a role lately with its well-known original series’ like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, as well as newer titles like Marvel’s Daredevil (Click here to find out who they cast as the Punisher for Season 2) and the new Sense 8 by the Wachowskis (Click here to review the 5 Summer Shows That Every Geek Should Watch, including Sense 8). This could be a huge post-Doctor Who launching point for our bow-tie wielding Doctor. Geronimo!
The 10-episode Netflix original series will premiere in 2016.