‘The King’ trailer: First look at Netflix’s 15th century British historical drama

The first trailer has been released for Netflix’s upcoming original movie The King.

Based on William Shakespeare’s classic plays Henry The IV (Parts 1 & 2) and Henry V, the feature-length historical drama began filming in the UK last summer.

The King is set before, during and after England’s war with France at the famous Battle Of Agincourt in 1415, part of the ‘Hundred Years’ War’.

The official synopsis reads: “Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he had previously tried to escape.

“Now the young king must navigate the palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life — including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the ageing alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton).”

Watch the trailer:

The all-star cast includes Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) as Hal and Joel Edgerton (Avatar) as Falstaff, alongside Robert Pattinson (Twilight), Sean Harris (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk) and model Lily-Rose Depp.

The King will premiere on Netflix around the world later this year, following a limited release in cinemas.