The Crown, an undisputable hit since its debut on Netflix, is coming up with its third season in late 2019. The season, as scheduled, will reportedly have ten episodes and a new cast.
The recipient of Best Actress Oscar Award for her outstanding performance in The Favourite, Olivia Colman will step into the shoe of Queen Elizabeth II. Tobias Menzies and Helena Bonham Carter will take over as Prince Philip and Princess Margaret respectively.
The Crown made its debut on Netflix in November 2016 followed by the next season in December 2017. We do not have any official updates about the release date yet. But we can speculate that the third season will hit the floor in November or December Only.
Created by two-time Oscar nominee Peter Morgan, The Crown is a historical drama showing the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. It received the title Best Drama at the 2017 Golden Globe Award. The series also remains unquestionable which is quite abnormal for such a storyline based on the true story.
Who’s Going To Replace Whom?
From the very start, Morgan maintained that the cast would be replaced in third or fifth season to represent the characters more perfectly. Accordingly, Colman is replacing Claire Foy, who portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons. Matt Smith will be replacing Prince Philip. Vanessa Kirby will portray Princess Margaret.
Other stars from The Crown’s season 3 are Jason Watkins, BAFTA-winning actor and Gillian Anderson, former The X-Files star. Notably, Watkins is portraying Harold Wilson who was two-term Prime Minister from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976. Anderson had been included as former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher whose part we will see in the fourth season.
What about Princess Diana’s story?
Many were excited by thinking that they will be able to see Princess Diana’s part in the third season. But reports claim that she will not be introduced, at least, in this season.
Casting director Nina Gold substantially denied Morgan’s statement that Princess Diana’s story would start toward the end of season three.
Later, Gold’s statement to Vanity Fair reports, “When we do get to her, that is going to be pretty interesting. Charles and Diana did not meet until 1977, when the Prince began dating Diana’s older sister, Sarah.” If we go by the reports, then the third season is only an anecdote of the years 1964 to 1976.