Between the birth of Prince Louis, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, and the announcement by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that they expect their first child in the spring, 2018 is a busy year for the English royal family. The next big royal event that we're most looking forward to is the third season of The Crown .
Since its premiere on November 4, 2016, the Netflix series has won the Golden Globe for 2017 Best Drama – is an undeniable hit. The streaming series of double Oscar nominee Peter Morgan follows the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the ups and downs of the royal family.
Now that you've certainly watched both games of the first two seasons, we're looking forward to the third season. Here's everything we know about The Crown & # 39; s third season.
Olivia Colman will play the queen.
Creator Peter Morgan made it clear from the beginning that each season of The Crown would cover approximately a decade of history and that the line-up for Season 3 would change and again in the fifth season (um to portray the characters 20 and 40 years later). In October 2017, it was announced that Olivia Colman – who had just won a Golden Globe for the best performance of an actress in a movie – Musical or Comedy for [The Favorite] – assume the role of Queen Elizabeth II
When Claire Foy talked about her replacement with Jimmy Fallon, she praised her successor and joked, "You'll forget everything about me and the rest of the cast, they'll be like 'Who are they?' "We're the warm-up act."
Though she may be best known to the American public for her roles in Broadchurch and The Night Manager (the latter she earned has a golden globe in 2017), Colman is no stranger to playing a member of the royal family. In addition to her award-winning role as Queen Anne in 19459003 The Favorite she played Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon – wife of King George VI. And mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret – in Hyde Park to Hudson (2012).
. 2 We can not see a third season later in the year.
– The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) July 16, 2018
Although no official release date for the third season was announced, the BBC reported that we gave this I would not see Colman until this year as Queen Elizabeth II. But we could wait a bit longer. The good news, though, is that Morgan has confirmed that they are shooting seasons three and four. "Back to back, I'm just writing everyone," he said in February. That means we do not have to wait until Season 4 arrives.
. 3 Tobias Menzies takes over Prince Philip.
Between Outlander and The Terror Tobias Menzies is quite busy these days. In late March 2017, it was announced that he would take on the role of Matt Smith as Prince Philip for the next two seasons of The Crown – and Smith could not be happier.
Shortly after the announcement was made, Smith described his successor as "the perfect casting" and told the Observer : "He's a wonderful actor. I've been with him The History Boys I am very curious to see what he is doing with Prince Philip. "The passing on of an iconic role to another actor is of course something with which the former Doctor Who – Star Smith has some experience. "It was hard to give up the doctor – you want to play him forever, but you can not do that," said Smith The Times .
4. Paul Bettany was very close to having the role of Menzies.
If you remember hearing Paul Bettany playing the Duke of Edinburgh, no, you ask For a while, it seemed that the London-born actor was a sack for the role, but it turned out that scheduling was not in favor of Bettany when he was asked about the rumors that he was short Before signing a deal to play Philip, Bettany said, "We talked about it. We simply could not agree on dates. [That] is all that has happened. "5 Helena Bonham Carter will play Princess Margaret.
After months of speculation and a big hint about Instagram (see above), Netflix finally confirmed in May 2018 that" anything but confirmed " Rumor that Helena Bonham Carter would play Princess Margaret in The Crown & # 39; s next season. "I'm not sure what I'm more afraid of, to meet the true Princess Margaret or follow in the footsteps from Vanessa Kirby's Princess Margaret, "Bonham Carter said of the role." The only thing I can guarantee is that I'll be shorter [than Vanessa].
Like Colman, Bonham Carter also has experience with a Royal: She played Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, aka Queen Mother, in the Oscar-winning The King's Speech [19459004
6. Princess Diana will not appear in [Season 3] .
As the Crown moves forward, time will also go by, though the fans were worried that it would be due to the current leaps in time Between the seasons would still take a few years for Princess Diana to be introduced, Morgan People magazine said that Princess Diana would make her first appearance towards the end of the season and that she would be strongly represented in the following two seasons However, Casting Director Nina Gold later resolved that thought.
"Diana is not in this season," said Gold Vanity Fair . "When we get to her, it'll be fine h. "Charles and Diana did not meet until 1977, when the prince started with Diana's older sister Sarah. According to Variety the third season covers only the years 1964 to 1976.
7. Camilla Parker Bowles is introduced.
Since it is difficult to fully grasp the relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana without including Camilla Parker Bowles as part of the story, the current Duchess of Cornwall will make her first appearance in the third season. 19659002] "Peter [Morgan] is already talking about the most wonderful things" The Producer of Crown Suzanne Mackie, unveiled at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival in April 2017. "They are starting to use Camilla Parker Bowles in London Meet Season Three, "she said, noting that they were in the process of figuring out seasons three and four.
8. Buckingham Palace will get an upgrade.
Although a lavish set design is hard to imagine, At the end of 2017, Left Bank – the production company of the series – asked for more studio space for its sets at Elstree Studios and was granted permission to do so in April. Variety specifically sought "a building permit for a new one Main gate and exterior of Buckingham Palace, including the iconic balcony where the Royals stand in key moments. The plans of Downing Street show a new number 10 and the road leads to the building itself. The sketches for the new work, as seen from Variety show an aerial view of Downing Street with a Rolls Royce standing outside of number 10 draws. Princess Margaret's marriage to Lord Snowdon will be part of the story: Princess Margaret's roller coaster relationship with Antony Armstrong-Jones played an important role in the second season of The Crown The dissolution of her marriage will take place in.
"We're writing the third season now:" Robert Lacey, the Series History Advisor and Author of The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1 recounted Town & Country in December: "And in season three, without revealing anything – it's on the record, it's history – we'll see the separation of this extraordinary marriage between Margaret and Snowdon: This season, you see, How It Begins and What a Strange Character, a Brilliant Character Snowdon Was. "
10. Vanessa Kirby wants to see Princess Margaret get a spin-off.
Währe nd Kirby, the princess played Margaret in the first two seasons, knows that when the cast is recruited, she is not afraid to admit that she is jealous of the juicy drama that will characterize Bonham Carter as a character.
"I was so desperate to go on," said Kirby . Vanity Fair "because it will be so funny [to enact] when her marriage begins to break. You can see the beginnings in Episode 10. I keep saying to [Peter Morgan]"Can not you put in an episode where Margaret and Tony have a big turn and throw a plate at their heads?" That's jealous the actress who can do that. "
Kirby even went so far that Margaret's life could be turned into a series of her own that Morgan said:" We have to split off. "You could actually do it 10 hours to Margaret, because she is so fascinating. There is so much for her and she is such an interesting character. I know that such parts almost never happen. "
. 11 Jason Watkins will play Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
At the same time, Netflix confirmed the casting of Bonham Carter. The network announced that BAFTA-winning actor Jason Watkins had done so when he was cast as Harold Wilson, who was Prime Minister between 1964 and 1970 and 1974-1976. "I am very excited to be part of this extraordinary show," Watkins said. "And I'm really excited to be working with Peter Morgan again. Harold Wilson is a significant and fascinating figure in our history. I look forward to bringing it to life through a decade that has changed us both culturally and politically. "
12th Gillian Anderson will play Margaret Thatcher.
Ok, that could be an indication of the fourth season – but it's still very nice It's worth talking about: In January 2019, it was announced that The Crown cast her Iron Lady had: The X-Files star Gillian Anderson will play former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in . The fourth season of the crown