Here’s everything you need to know about the third season.
The Crown season three premiere date
The Crown season three will be released in the second half of 2019, but Netflix has not yet confirmed an exact date.
Season one of the historical royal drama was released in November 2016 and series two in December 2017, however, there was a longer production period leading into the third season due to the introduction of a brand new cast and a time jump in the storyline.
Filming for season three began in July 2018, and Olivia Colman confirmed at the 2019 Oscars in February that principal filming for the show had just finished – although she also mentioned that reshoots were about to take place.
Filming for season four of The Crown will start in August 2019.
The Crown season three cast
Olivia Colman as the Queen
Oscar winner Olivia Colman will star in the third season of The Crown as Queen Elizabeth II. The star of Broadchurch and The Night Manager has taken over the role from Claire Foy, who portrayed the Queen in the first two seasons of the show. Colman’s storyline will span the Queen’s life from 1964-1976.
Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret
After the fascinating life of Princess Margaret was brought to life in The Crown seasons one and two by the brilliant Vanessa Kirby, fans were eager to see who would take up the mantle. The answer was famed character actress Helena Bonham Carter.
“I’m not sure which I’m more terrified about – doing justice to the real Princess Margaret or following in the shoes of Vanessa Kirby’s Princess Margaret,” Bonham Carter said when her casting was made official. “The only thing I can guarantee is that I’ll be shorter than Vanessa.”
Listen to Mamamia’s Entertainment Editor Laura Brodnik chat to Vanessa Kirby (a.k.a Princess Margaret) about the raucous time she had filming The Crown. Post continues after audio.
Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip
Game of Thrones star Tobias Menzies has taken over the role of Prince Philip from Matt Smith. He’s best known for playing Edmure Tully on Game of Thrones, along with playing the dual roles of Frank and Jack Randall on Outlander.
Ben Daniels as Lord Snowdon
Theatre actor Ben Daniels (who is best known for appearing on the Netflix series House of Cards) will play Princess Margaret’s husband, photographer Anthony Armstrong Jones – commonly known as Lord Snowdon – in the third season of The Crown. Daniels is taking over the role from Downton Abbey’s Matthew Goode.s.