Historic Lincoln stars in Netflix’s first trailer of The King

Lincoln’s historic sights are starring in the first official trailer of The King film, ahead of its release later this year.

Netflix dropped the trailer on YouTube last night and it has already been seen by close to two million people, with many talking about Timothee Chalamet and Robert Pattinson.

As previously reported, the historic quarter of Lincoln was transformed into a film set in June last year ready for scenes including Henry V’s coronation.

The Dauphin of France (Robert Pattinson). Photo: Netflix

The coronation of Henry V was filmed in Lincoln. Photo: Netflix

Henry V (played by Chalamet) was crowned in 1413 at Westminster Abbey, but Lincoln Cathedral was used as a double for the Abbey.

The moody trailer is the first glimpse we have had of Timothee Chalament as Prince Hal, a wild young prince who would later become the legendary monarch King Henry V.

Henry IV (Ben Mendelsohn). Photo: Netflix

The synopsis for The King says: “Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.”

John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton). Photo: Netflix

The King seems to follow the young prince from his early days through to his coronation and then later when he invaded France after negotiations failed.

It also gives people a chance to have a look as Joel Edgerton as Hal’s friend Sir John Falstaff, a fictional character from William Shakespeare’s plays of the same era.

Catherine (Lily-Rose Depp). Photo: Netflix

Besides Lincoln, The King also filmed a lot of scenes in Hungary.

Michael Williams (Sean Harris). Photo: Netflix

Henry V’s love interest Catherine of Valois, played by Lily Rose-Depp, also features in the trailer and ominously asks him whether he “felt any sense of achievement?”

This is also the first time that we have had a good look at Robert Pattinson as the Dauphin of France, Ben Mendelsohn as King Henry IV and Sean Harris as soldier Michael Williams.

The King will be released in UK cinemas on October 11 and then on Netflix in the UK on November 27, 2019.

Here are some of our behind the scenes videos from June 2018, when filming crews were in Lincoln.