How About 'The Crown', But Reimagined as a Cop Show?

Ancestors bless late night talk show hosts and their talented staffs for creating memorable vignettes and sketches for the rest of us to enjoy, like this most recent one from The Late Late Show with James Corden reimagining Netflix's The Crown as a freaking cop show.

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Featuring former The Crown actor Matt Smith (who played Prince Phillip for seasons 1 and 2, before being replaced with Outlander's Tobias Menzies for season 3), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and of course host James Corden, "Lizzie and The Duke" features a… different side of Queen Elizabeth I (played by Corden) and Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (played by Smith) as a modern cop drama.

"Criminals are royally screwed" may be one of the best tag lines ever created for a 'series' like this.

We'd watch it.

The Late Late Show with James Cordon airs on CBS, The Crown seasons 1 and 2 are currently streaming on Netflix, and season 3 is expected sometime in 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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