Other Shows to Watch If You like ‘the Crown’

Joe Akins
Sep 04, 2019
06:00 A.M.
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When "The Crown" ended, a lot of its fans were disappointed, but there's good news. There are shows which are as impressive as the British historical series and are available to watch.


The British television drama series, "The Crowns," depicted the behind the scene happenings in the life of the longest-reigning monarch in the world, Queen Elizabeth II. 

Claire Foy, backstage after winning award for the Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series award for 'The Crown' during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards | Photo: Getty Images


While it aired, it had a vast following, and since it ended, many have wondered if there's something as good on TV.

The good news is, there are a lot of shows with a similar background, which are as interesting, and that's what this list is for. So if you enjoyed watching "The Crown," here are other TV shows and films you can binge-watch:


"The Tudors" focused solely on the reign of King Henry VIII. He is an ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II and the monarch who brought about the Church of England, after locking horns with the Catholic church. It aired on Showtime, and Michael Hirst created it.


Sonia Macari on the TV set of "The Tudors" being filmed on June 29, 2006 in Ardmore Studios | Photo: Getty Images


It is a British periodic drama created by Julian Fellowes. It aired for the first time in the UK and Ireland on ITV on September 2010, and lasted for six years, ending in 2016. 


The story took place in the fictional Yorkshire county estate, and follows the life of the aristocratic family, "The Crawleys'."


It is a two-part miniseries directed by Tom Horper. It starred Helen Mirren as Elizabeth I of England. The first part focused on the relationship between the monarch and the Earl of Essex, and part two on her relationship with the Earl of Leicester. It aired in the United States on HBO.

Dame Helen Mirren attends the screening of "Les Plus Belles Annees D'Une Vie" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival | Photo: Getty Images



It is an adaptation of the novel, "The Cousin Wars," by Philippa Gregory, and aired in ten parts. It premiered on BBC One on June 2013 in the UK and came to the American audience on Starz in August of the same year.

It followed the war between the two families, the House of Lancaster and the House of York, as they battle for the English throne.


This is a British TV series that aired first on BBC Two on January 2011. It is an adaptation of two books by Hilary Mantel, "Wolf Hall," and "Bring Up the Bodies," and got split into six parts.


Mark Rylance, winner of the Leading Actor award for 'Wolf Hall' and Helen McCrory, at the House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards 2016 | Photo: Getty Images


"Elizabeth" is a biographical film that came out in' 98 and was written by Michael Hirst. It featured Cate Blanchett as the Queen. The story followed the early years of Elizabeth I reign, and in 2007, a sequel, "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," got made. 


It followed the latter part of the monarch's reign, and Blanchett reprised her role.


The British TV series aired for only six episodes, but it was enough to make it into a classic. It is an adaptation of the 1813 novel by Jane Austen of the same name. 

Colin Firth starred as "Mr. Darcy," and Jennifer Ehle as "Elizabeth Bennett." BBC produced it with financial help from A&E Network. The series was critically acclaimed and received so many awards. 

Jennifer Ehle attends the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images



It is a historical fiction created by Neil Jordan. Although it got cancelled after two seasons, it showed the power play in the Italian Borgia family with Spanish ancestry. It dates back to the 16th century, and aired on Showtime and Bravo.


Claire Foy, who played the lead role for a time thought it was a big mistake to have taken on the part after she couldn't breastfeed her newborn baby on her first day on the set. 

When Olivia Coleman took over from her, she found it hard to fill in the actress's shoes, saying at the time, 


"Everyone loves Claire Foy, so [I have] the worst job in the world."

Claire Foy played Queen Elizabeth in the Netflix Original series "The Crown" | Photo: Getty Images

Also, the actress that played "Diana Spencer," Emma Corrin, was unknown when she got the role. She had only sixty Instagram followers, but series creator, Peter Morgan, said that when he saw the then young and inexperienced actress, he knew she was perfect for the role. 

On a bright note, Season 3 of "The Crown" will debut on Netflix on November 7, 2019. So, before you get your popcorn ready, let us know what you think of this list.