It's time for a new queen to take the throne... sort of.
Netflix has finally revealed that The Crown will return for Season 3 on Sunday, Nov. 17 (a slight change from the scheduling of the first two seasons, which dropped on Fridays). The new season of the decorated historical drama will feature an all-new cast of actors taking over the lead roles. Oscar winner Olivia Colman steps into the role of Queen Elizabeth II (previously portrayed by Claire Foy, who won an Emmy for her performance), while Tobias Menzies takes over for Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Helena Bonham Carter steps in for Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret.
Netflix also released the first footage of Colman in character as the Queen.
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Other actors taking over existing roles in the new season include Ben Daniels as Margaret's husband, Anthony Armstrong-Jones (taking over for Matthew Goode), Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother (replacing Victoria Hamilton), and Josh O'Connor as the grown-up version of Prince Charles (previously played by Julian Baring).
Emma Corrin joins the cast as Princess Diana, and Emerald Fennell has been cast as Camilla Parker Bowles, who is now the Duchess of Cornwall. Jason Watkins will play former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and Princess Anne will be portrayed by Erin Doherty. Gillian Anderson will also reportedly be joining the fold as former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
The Crown's third and fourth seasons were filmed concurrently and will cover a new era of Elizabeth's reign as the Queen of the United Kingdom, from 1964 to 1977. The time period included major royal family events like the birth of Prince Edward and Charles' coronation as the Prince of Wales, as well as memorable cultural moments like Churchill's funeral, the frenzy over the Beatles, and England's World Cup victory in 1966.
The Crown Season 3 will arrive on Netflix on Sunday, Nov. 17.
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