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.
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.