10 OTT series that cater to your royalty fix and where to watch them
Though monarchy has been abolished from almost all countries, tales of royalty, crown intrigues, and the nobility continue to interest us all. Otherwise why would the royal fallout between Megan and Prince Harry and the British monarchy intrigue us so much?
Right from the world’s first emperor, King Sargon of Akkad established the world’s first empire more than 4,000 years ago in Mesopotamia up to the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, monarchy in some form or the other has existed in the world.
So, if you are a fan of Royalty, and are enthralled by tales of Kings, Queens, and their royal subjects, OTT platforms have several offerings to fill up your binge watch. We bring you some of the best fare on OTT...
The Crown – Netflix
This drama series follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. In light of the current controversies and fallout, ‘The Crown’ has seen a lot of interest.
Bridgerton – Netflix
The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society. This extremely popular series is inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels.
Game of Thrones – Disney+ Hotstar
The most watched series in the world, ‘Game of Thrones’ captivated the world over its 8 seasons with the tale of nine noble families waging war against each other in order to gain control over the mythical land of Westeros. Based on the bestselling book series by George R.R. Martin, ‘Game of Thrones’ is a must re-visit series over and over again.
The Royals – Amazon Prime Video
The royal family is thrown into turmoil when the heir to the throne dies suddenly. His younger siblings have a hard time with their new roles, while the queen tries to secure her grasp on the throne.
Victoria – SonyLiv
The series follows the early life of Queen Victoria – from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.
Reign – Amazon Prime Video
Mary, the Queen of Scots, arrives in France at the age of 15 and marries Prince Francis. She starts a friendship with her handmaidens and they become best friends.
The White Princess – Amazon Prime Video
The series is told from the perspective of three noblewomen waging an ongoing battle for the English throne at the conclusion of the War of the Roses. Promised in marriage to the newly crowned King Henry VII in hopes that it will unite the Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth instead resents and plots against him. She matches wits and wills with Lady Margaret Beaufort, King Henry VII’s mother, each manoeuvering to gain his trust.
The Spanish Princess – SonyLiv
The series is told uniquely from the perspective of the women, but it also sheds light on the lives of people of colour who were living and working in 16th-century London. Teenage Catherine of Aragon, the strong-willed Princess of Spain, is promised in marriage to the English Prince Arthur. When he dies suddenly, the throne seems lost until she sets her sights on the new heir, the charismatic and headstrong Prince Harry.
Dickinson – Apple TV+
Budding writer Emily Dickinson uses her outsider’s perspective to explore the constraints of society, gender and family in the 19th century, with a touch of humour and a whole lot of imagination.
Pride and Prejudice – Netflix
Based on Jane Austen’s 1813 novel, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ tells the story of Elizabeth Bennett, a strong-willed yet sensible young woman. At a local ball, she encounters a wealthy young man, Fitzwilliam Darcy, who is arrogant, and they develop an unusual relationship.