Netflix Reveals 'The Crown' Season 3 Premiere Date in First Teaser
Heavy is the head that wears "The Crown" — and this time, that head belongs to Olivia Colman.
In a new teaser featuring the Oscar-winning actress as Queen Elizabeth II, Netflix announced that Season 3 of its acclaimed drama will premiere November 17.
When it returns, the series will have experienced an extreme makeover, with new actors playing the lead roles. Colman will take over as the queen, from Emmy winner Claire Foy. Tobias Menzies will play Prince Philip in place of Matt Smith, while Helena Bonham Carter inherits the role of Princess Margaret from Vanessa Kirby.
Also joining the cast are Ben Daniels as Margaret’s husband Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten, Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, and Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Season 3 will span the years of 1964 to 1976. During this time, Prince Charles first romanced Camilla Parker Bowles (played by Emerald Fennell). Princess Margaret's marriage to Lord Snowdon began to break down. And major events like the moon landing, the 1976 Montreal Olympics, and England's victory in the 1966 World Cup occurred.