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2022-04-08 6:21:47 AM  
The Root Canal?
The Amalgam?
The Gaping Cavity?
 
2022-04-08 7:14:07 AM  
From what I understand, there was a complete set of royals before the currently being dramatized set of royals.
 
2022-04-08 8:40:08 AM  
3 season, 10 episodes per season. The epic story of how a single sperm fired from the penis of George VI made its way to an egg in the uterus of Elizabeth I.

Starring Julia Garner and Ryan Reynolds.
 
2022-04-08 9:01:02 AM  
You could probably make an interesting series about pretty much any and every monarch. There have been 61 monarchs of England and Britain spread over a period of approximately 1200 years, so one series a year, there'll have been 63 monarchs by the time they get through them all. Unless they go Anglo-Saxon, or include Cromwell.
 
2022-04-08 9:37:09 AM  
Just re-air that Merlin mini-series from NBC from years ago.  That would basically cover it, right?
 
2022-04-08 9:41:07 AM  
I wish they'd do some Crown to Elizabeth I - That woman was fascinating.
 
2022-04-08 9:42:16 AM  

BizarreMan: From what I understand, there was a complete set of royals before the currently being dramatized set of royals.


The story of George VI and how he came to the throne is at least as interesting as the story of his daughter.
 
2022-04-08 9:50:33 AM  
I mean, hasn't a lot of that story already been covered in Doctor Who? I mean Victoria founded Torchwood...Why rehash?
 
2022-04-08 9:52:03 AM  
You could start with William the Conqueror.
 
2022-04-08 9:53:23 AM  
Doesn't that person from doctor who have a Victoria series?
 
2022-04-08 9:53:46 AM  
How about the life of the queen who had so many kids that most of European royalty is tie to England through her loins.
 
2022-04-08 9:58:08 AM  
It would be all about the abdication.
 
2022-04-08 9:58:36 AM  
I hope that don't do that origin story how England got its own religion. It's been done to death.
 
2022-04-08 10:08:06 AM  
Game of Thrones is basically the Heptarchy, right?  Bit of dramatic license with the dragons and the zombies, but still.
 
2022-04-08 10:10:29 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: I hope that don't do that origin story how England got its own religion. It's been done to death.


It doesn't sound like they'll beheaded in that direction.
 
2022-04-08 10:12:12 AM  
You mean Blackadder?
 
2022-04-08 10:16:26 AM  
You call it The Crownmaker and focus on the jeweler who originally crafted it. And throw in lots of comedic and serious nudity to show the mature complexity of the series.
 
2022-04-08 10:20:14 AM  

Tyrosine: The story of George VI and how he came to the throne is at least as interesting as the story of his daughter.


That was covered a little in The Crown because Elizabeth was around for it. Doing a second series structured around Victoria could be interesting, but they would need to inject an order of magnitude higher level of fictionalization to maintain a fluid and engaging storyline.

Also, Victoria's reign was a plateau for the UK. The wars that would be covered are the Crimean War (hot topic now) and the Indian revolt. Those won't market as well as WW2 and the Falklands.
 
2022-04-08 10:26:45 AM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Game of Thrones is basically the Heptarchy, right?  Bit of dramatic license with the dragons and the zombies, but still.


GoT is based on a mix of historical stuff. A lot of it is the War of the Roses, the Lannister's family drama is loosely based on the Borgias, and the High Sparrow seems to be modeled after Savonarola.
 
2022-04-08 10:29:59 AM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Game of Thrones is basically the Heptarchy, right?  Bit of dramatic license with the dragons and the zombies, but still.


I thought it was based on the Plantagenets, but I stopped watching once I found out that the series had an unsatisfying ending.  Why get invested now?
 
2022-04-08 10:38:32 AM  

hoodiowithtudio: Doesn't that person from doctor who have a Victoria series?


No, Matt Smith was in The Crown.

...Kidding. Jenna Coleman. Yes.
 
2022-04-08 10:59:39 AM  
1200 years or so of Monarchs, Subby.  I think they have room to play.

Or they could do another country.  But prequel implies the same one.
 
2022-04-08 11:10:45 AM  
The Victorian Era would be pretty great to be fair - it'll pretty much be a prima in modern Western history. It's interconnected with everything.
 
2022-04-08 11:49:56 AM  
Jesus, subs, do you think the Royal family just fell out of the sky?

Here's a prequel-

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2022-04-08 12:17:28 PM  

Slaxl: You could probably make an interesting series about pretty much any and every monarch. There have been 61 monarchs of England and Britain spread over a period of approximately 1200 years, so one series a year, there'll have been 63 monarchs by the time they get through them all. Unless they go Anglo-Saxon, or include Cromwell.


Cromwell might make a good series just to see Charles II stewing the France and the Netherlands for over a decade.  That when he comes back you could make a terrifying but hilarious episode about the trials of the king killers.

If you were looking for a "boring" monarch I think the closest you might get is George II and he was the last king to lead his troops personally in battle (even if it was an accident).
 
2022-04-08 12:19:02 PM  
The Crown 2: Victorian Boogaloo
 
2022-04-08 12:24:39 PM  
Oh. The Crow(N).

Yeah, that's easy.  There's been a fairly long line of royals, to hear them tell it.

I thought the headline said The Crow.  A prequel to that might be trickier to pull off.
 
2022-04-08 12:34:08 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Game of Thrones is basically the Heptarchy, right?


With the War of the Roses hastily nailed on top, yes.
 
2022-04-08 12:37:09 PM  

Tyrosine: The story of George VI and how he came to the throne is at least as interesting as the story of his daughter.


Exactly. I'd definitely watch that.

Just don't go any further back. Edward VIII was a Nazi sympathizer, George V was a bore, and Edward VII was a philanderer.
 
2022-04-08 12:51:52 PM  
Isn't it always pretty much the same story?  Young royal learns they are to ascend to the throne, gets matched with a suitable relation for marriage, they inbreed some heirs and spares as the sun begins to set on the British empire...
 
2022-04-08 12:57:41 PM  

Shostie: 3 season, 10 episodes per season. The epic story of how a single sperm fired from the penis of George VI made its way to an egg in the uterus of Elizabeth I.

Starring Julia Garner and Ryan Reynolds.


Which one of them would play the sperm? Is it Ryan? Is he being typecast already?
 
2022-04-08 1:07:57 PM  

Shostie: 3 season, 10 episodes per season. The epic story of how a single sperm fired from the penis of George VI made its way to an egg in the uterus of Elizabeth I.

Starring Julia Garner and Ryan Reynolds.


That would be something to see, considering the hundreds of years that separated them.
 
2022-04-08 1:10:19 PM  
Didn't we have Black Adder to tell the story of all pre 20th century royals?
 
2022-04-08 1:18:21 PM  
Well look at 'im. He thinks he's a king just because he isn't covered in shiat and some watery tart gave him a sword
 
2022-04-08 1:21:09 PM  
Didn't we already have a prequel?

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2022-04-08 1:50:46 PM  
Make it about Lady Jane Grey, but like 24, 1 hour per episode.  9 seasons max!
 
2022-04-08 3:02:46 PM  
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Looking forward to Dolores Umbridge as Queen Elizabeth II opposite the High Sparrow as Prince Philip. squee
 
2022-04-08 3:52:45 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Tyrosine: The story of George VI and how he came to the throne is at least as interesting as the story of his daughter.

Exactly. I'd definitely watch that.

Just don't go any further back. Edward VIII was a Nazi sympathizer, George V was a bore, and Edward VII was a philanderer.


So they're all great for stories and TV/film then?
 
2022-04-08 4:18:03 PM  

Billy Liar: Shostie: 3 season, 10 episodes per season. The epic story of how a single sperm fired from the penis of George VI made its way to an egg in the uterus of Elizabeth I.

Starring Julia Garner and Ryan Reynolds.

That would be something to see, considering the hundreds of years that separated them.


And also, she was famously a virgin.
 
2022-04-08 4:56:19 PM  

Billy Liar: Billy Liar: Shostie: 3 season, 10 episodes per season. The epic story of how a single sperm fired from the penis of George VI made its way to an egg in the uterus of Elizabeth I.

Starring Julia Garner and Ryan Reynolds.

That would be something to see, considering the hundreds of years that separated them.

And also, she was famously a virgin.


Robert Dudley smiles knowingly....
 
2022-04-08 5:32:33 PM  
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2022-04-08 5:57:01 PM  
 
2022-04-08 6:24:29 PM  

Rent Party: Billy Liar: Billy Liar: Shostie: 3 season, 10 episodes per season. The epic story of how a single sperm fired from the penis of George VI made its way to an egg in the uterus of Elizabeth I.

Starring Julia Garner and Ryan Reynolds.

That would be something to see, considering the hundreds of years that separated them.

And also, she was famously a virgin.

Robert Dudley smiles knowingly....


Blackadder II - Yuck!
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2022-04-08 9:33:18 PM  
King Arthur came a lot
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