Netflix set a premiere date for “The Crown: Season 3” on social media this week. The platform released a quick teaser online, confirming that the new episodes will premiere on November 17th. The video that Netflix shared only teases the third season, which stars Oscar-winner Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II.
In the new episodes, Colman replaces Claire Foy, who played Queen Elizabeth II in Season 1 and Season 2. The other casting changes include Tobias Menzies as Prince Phillip, and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret. They join Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, Ben Daniels as Tony Armstrong-Jones, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother, and Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
This also means that Matt Smith is no longer playing Prince Philip and Vanessa Kirby isn’t playing Princess Margaret in the new episodes. Netflix shared the video below on social media, telling followers, “Season 3 of ‘The Crown’, starring Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, arrives 17th November.”
Fans have been waiting a long time for the third season, almost two years. The new episodes cover the years between 1964 and 1977, just two years before Margaret Thatcher became prime minister. The November release date is still a few months away at this point, but that gives everyone a chance to re-watch the first two seasons on Netflix before the big premiere day.
Netflix is working a fourth season of the show, but the platform hasn’t confirmed a premiere date at this time. Fans of Colman can see her in “The Father” from writer and director Florian Zeller. That drama recently wrapped filming and stars Colman, Imogen Poots, Anthony Hopkins, and Olivia Williams. Colman recently won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in “The Favourite,” directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. That movie also starred Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
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