How to Catch Up On All of The Crown's Royal Drama

It's no secret that here at Town & Country, we are just a little obsessed with The Crown. We're not alone: Peter Morgan's popular and engrossing series about Queen Elizabeth's reign is a favorite of fans and critics alike (to date, they've won 21 Primetime Emmys)—so much so that the show has already been confirmed for a sixth season.

While filming was briefly put on pause in honor of the death of the Queen, the show is nonetheless debuting it fifth season on November 9, 2022 with some major cast shakeups and plenty of royal drama ahead. Here's how you can tune in:

The first four seasons of The Crown are available to watch on Netflix.

Once you've signed up for the streaming platform—pricing starts at $9.99 for a basic plan, and goes up from there—the first four seasons of The Crown are all available for easy viewing, making this the perfect time to get caught up.

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Now that you know The Crown is available on Netflix, may I suggest a viewing strategy?

Unlike other Netflix programs, The Crown doesn't necessarily lend itself to a late-night binge session. Each episode is typically fairly dense, and has a self-contained story, so I recommend watching it an episode or two at a time.

According to Netflix itself, thats how most people have enjoyed the series in the past.

In fact, in 2017 (the year season two came out), the streaming platform shared that The Crown was the number one most "savored" show, meaning that people tend to watch less than two hours per day.

"[Viewers] took care to enjoy the splendor of The Crown," reads press release shared at the time. "It is a visual feast fit for a queen after all."

However, following the death of Queen Elizabeth in September 2022, those number saw a serious spike, jumping 800% from one weekend to the next—viewership more than quadrupled in the US and tripled in France according to data analytics firm Whip Media.

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