Release date announced for The Crown season 3
The popular royal drama will return on 17th November.
Netflix has confirmed a release date for the upcoming third season of The Crown.
All 10 new episodes of the critically-acclaimed drama which explores the reign of Queen Elizabeth II will drop on 17th November.
The news was announced via the show’s official Twitter account and accompanied by a short teaser video showing actress Olivia Colman in full royal dress.
Season Three of The Crown, starring Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, arrives 17th November. pic.twitter.com/eKPcUOq5Sp— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) August 12, 2019
Colman, who won Best Actress at this year’s Academy Awards for her performance in The Favourite, is set to take over the role of Queen Elizabeth from Claire Foy who’s portrayed the monarch for the last two seasons.
Tobias Mendes will replace Matt Smith as Prince Philip while Helena Bonham Carter is to play an older Princess Margeret.
This third season will reportedly cover the tumultuous period between 1963 to 1977 when Harold Wilson (Jason Watkins) was Prime Minister and focus on major historical events both here in the UK and across the world.
Likely to be included is the 1969 US Moon landings, the 1966 Aberfan disaster, the Queen’s 1972 state visit to France, the demise of Princess Margret’s marriage to Lord Snowden (Ben Daniels) and the early relationship between Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) and Camilla Shand (Emerald Fennell).
You can stream both seasons of The Crown on Netflix now.