It’s that time of the week again when you want to find out what to binge on Netflix on the weekend. And we have our curated list of essential series you can dive into, especially if you are in the mood for royal dramas.
Netflix offers a regal lineup that promises to transport you to the lavish courts and grand estates of monarchies past, present, and fictional. With the critically acclaimed series The Crown concluding its reign this week, now is the perfect moment to embark on a royal binge.
Whether you’re a history buff or a fan of modern twists on regal tales, Netflix has something for every royal enthusiast to savour. These five series can take you on a journey through the corridors of power, romance, and scandal.
Here are five essential royal drama series you can watch on Netflix this weekend or keep bookmarked for later.
Five essential series to binge on Netflix this weekend:
The undisputed monarch of royal dramas, The Crown has enthralled audiences worldwide with its meticulous portrayal of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Created by Peter Morgan, this Emmy-winning series boasts a stellar cast, including Olivia Colman, Imelda Staunton, and Claire Foy. As the series concludes this week with its sixth season, now is the opportune time to relive the historic moments that shaped the British monarchy. From the early years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign to the tumultuous events of recent decades, The Crown is a visual feast that combines exquisite storytelling with impeccable performances.
Regency-era London comes alive in the sumptuous world of Bridgerton, created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shondaland.
Based on Julia Quinn’s novels, this series introduces viewers to the glamorous Bridgerton family as they navigate London’s anachronistic high society. With Julie Andrews lending her voice as the enigmatic Lady Whistledown and the dazzling performances of Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton seamlessly blends romance, scandal, and intrigue against a backdrop of grand balls and elaborate courtship rituals.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Delve deeper into the aristocratic escapades of the Bridgerton universe with the spin-off series Queen Charlotte.
Created by Shondaland and Tom Verica, this series takes you further back in time to unravel the secrets and intrigues surrounding the captivating Queen Charlotte, portrayed here by India Ria Amarteifio and Golda Rosheuvel in Bridgerton. It is just as grand and scandalous as Bridgerton but more compact as it deals with fewer characters.
Transport yourself to the early 20th century with Downton Abbey, the beloved British series created by Julian Fellowes.
This period drama invites viewers into the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family, and their house helps them navigate love, loss, and societal changes. With a distinguished ensemble cast, including Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey is a masterful blend of historical fiction and compelling storytelling.
For a contemporary twist on royal drama, turn your attention to Young Royals. This Swedish series, created by Lisa Ambjörn, follows Prince Wilhelm as he navigates the challenges of adolescence and royal responsibilities.
With its fresh perspective and engaging narrative, Young Royals explores themes of identity, love, and duty against the backdrop of a modern monarchy.