Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth for season 3 of The Crown
The Crown addicts, rejoice! November 7th brings what we've been eagerly awaiting: The Crown Season 3!
The Netflix series about the reign of Queen Elisabeth II will be back with an entirely new cast, including the Oscar-winning Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth. She's replacing Claire Foy, who portrayed a younger Elizabeth in the previous seasons.
If you do not mind a little spoiler, keep reading, otherwise, stop now!
So, here's what we know so far:
Season three will take us from the late '60s through the '70s. In those years, many significant events happened in Britain and the world. We will see in season 3 the moon landing, and the tragedy in a Welsh village school where 116 children died and the delayed visit of the Queen, which is one of her greatest regrets. We will also see the investiture ceremony of Prince Charles in 1969. And in one of the episodes; the James-Bond-movie-like incident with the Queen's art adviser, Sir Anthony Blunt, confessing he was a Russian spy.
Helena Bonham Carter will play Princess Margaret, who in this season, has a better relationship with her sister, the Queen.
Ben Daniels will portray the photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Princess Margareth's husband. We will sadly see the breakup of this glamorous couple and the first divorce of a senior member of the royal family. Ben Daniel said: "After being glued to the first two seasons of The Crown I am beyond thrilled to be joining the cast of this incredible piece of television. Snowdon was such a dynamic and complex man, I'm really looking forward to playing him."
Prince Philip will get quite obsessed with the moon landing. The heroic feat will deepen his personal crisis and make him question what would have happened if he hadn't married the Queen. Tobias Menzies, the Outlander star, will portray the middle-life-crisis royal husband. In the new cast are Erin Doherty, who will play Princess Anne, Marion Bailey, as the Queen Mother, and Josh O'Connor, who will play Prince Charles.
Season 3 will show the beginning of the life-long romance between Prince Charles and Camilla Shand, played by the star of the TV hit Call the Midwife, Emerald Fennell. The actress showed true British wit by saying her teenage years had "well prepared me for playing a chain-smoking serial snogger with a pudding bowl hair cut."
We will have to wait a bit longer to see Princess Diana as she won't appear this season yet. The Princess will be played by the relatively new star, Emma Corrin, and die-hard fans of the iconic Diana will finally encounter her in season four.
Time to polish your tiara and start the count-down!