The Crown is returning very soon.
It’s just been announced that the smash hit Netflix original series, which is often touted as the most expensive TV show ever made, is returning for its highly-anticipated third season later this year: 17 November, to be exact.
There’s plenty of new additions for fans get excited about, as Olivia Colman (Fleabag, The Favourite) will succeed Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, and Helena Bonham Carter (Ocean’s 8, Sweeney Todd) will become the new Princess Margaret.
Joining them are Tobias Menzes (Rome, Outlander), who will replace Matt Smith as Prince Philip; Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones), who will play Lord Mountbatten; and Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country), who will star as Prince Charles.
The third season of The Crown will cover the years 1964 to 1977.
It was revealed earlier this year that newcomer Emma Corrin has been cast as Princess Diana for the fourth season of The Crown. They’re pretty big boots to fill, especially given Diana’s status as the ‘people’s princess’ and an LGBTQ icon.
Gillian Anderson (Sex Education, The X-Files) is also set to star in the fourth season of the critically-acclaimed series, where she’ll portray British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher – another big task after Meryl Streep played her in 2011’s The Iron Lady.
The third season of The Crown will be available to stream on Netflix from 17 November.