Devoted Olivia Colman fans are undoubtedly counting down the days until the Oscar-winning English actor will take over Claire Foy’s role as Queen Elizabeth II on Netflix’s The Crown. Luckily, they don’t have long to wait, as we’re just a few months away from the royal drama’s season three premiere; here, we’ve rounded up everything we know so far about the return of the series, including a cruelly brief teaser.
You said there was a teaser?
Here it is:
Who’s in the cast?
Tobias Menzies will take over the role of Prince Philip from Matt Smith, and Helena Bonham Carter will step into Vanessa Kirby’s role as Princess Margaret. We'll also get our first glimpse of Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles, the current Duchess of Cornwall. As far as next season goes, we have Gillian Anderson to look forward to as Margaret Thatcher, not to mention Emma Corrin as Princess Diana.
What time period will it cover?
The Crown’s third season will reportedly span between 1964 and 1977, beginning to explore Princess Margaret’s divorce and setting the stage for season four to delve into the era of Diana.
When will it premiere?
Season three of The Crown will hit Netflix on Sunday, November 17, so prepare to call in sick that Monday after a night of frantic binge-watching. If you burn through it too quickly, don't worry; season four was shot back-to-back with season three, so hopefully it will be making its royal debut before too long.
Any behind-the-scenes facts?
The show reportedly gave brown-eyed Colman blue contact lenses to match the eye color of her predecessor Claire Foy, but director Ben Caron told the Guardian that the contacts made it look like Colman was “acting behind a mask.” Mustn’t have that!
Originally Appeared on Vogue