‘The Crown’ Season 3 Teaser Offers the First Look at Olivia Colman’s Queen
With the third and fourth seasons of Netflix’s The Crown series about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, the show is jumping ahead in the Queen’s life and shifting its cast. Olivia Colman takes over the lead role as Queen Elizabeth, while Tobias Menzies is now Prince Philip, and Helena Bonham Carter is Princess Margaret. All those roles were previously held by Claire Foy, Matt Smith, and Vanessa Kirby, respectively. Colman, Carter, and Mezies will headline the show for Seasons 3 and 4; the final two seasons of the show will leap ahead again and presumably feature another cast of actors.
Today, Netflix revealed the first teaser for the new season and unveiled its release date. It’s brief, but you get to see Olivia Colman as the Queen for the first time:
While the original cast of The Crown garnered plenty of praise and awards, they’ve been replaced by an equally talented cast; Colman just won an Oscar for playing another Queen, Queen Anne, in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite. It would be something if she won an Emmy for Queen Elizabeth. Then, I guess, she’d have to go to Broadway and win a Tony in Henry VIII or something.
Season 3 of The Crown premieres on Netflix on November 17.
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