UK commercial net Channel 5 has ordered a docuseries that will track the rise and reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
From ITN Productions, Elizabeth (w/t) will feature first-person testimonials from those closest to the Queen, as well as rarely seen archive material.
Each episode of the 8 x 60-minute series will examine roughly a decade of the Queen’s 90 years, exploring key moments in her life. Elizabeth will focus on the relationships that helped shape the Queen, including the impact of Winston Churchill and other UK prime ministers.
Along with looking into the past, the series will explore the Queen’s role in modern-day society.
“This series will offer Channel 5 viewers a real treat and a unique insight into the Queen’s incredible reign from the close friends, politicians and members of the Royal Household, who have known her best,” said Lucy Willis, who commissioned the series for Channel 5, in a statement.
Elizabeth is being distributed by TCB Media, who coproduced the series alongside SBS and ITN Productions with Channel 5. It is executive produced by Ian Russell for ITN, with Charles Colville serving as series producer.