'The Crown' Season 3: Netflix Series Casts Its Prince Charles & Queen Mother

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The Season 3 cast of the award-winning Netflix drama, The Crown, is shaping up.

The series, which has already announced Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth (replacing Claire Foy), Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip (replacing Matt Smith) and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret (in for Vanessa Kirby), has added three new cast members, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

'The Crown' Season 3: See Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II

'The Crown' Season 3: See Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II

Production is currently underway on Season 3 of the Netflix drama.

Josh O'Connor will play Prince Charles and Marion Bailey will play the Queen Mother. They're replacing Julian Baring and Victoria Hamilton in the roles from the earlier seasons.

O'Connor said about the role: "I am thrilled to be joining The Firm for the next installment of The Crown. Seasons three and four will follow some of the most turbulent events in the Prince of Wales' life and our national story and I'm excited to be bringing to life the man in the midst of it all."

Bailey said, "Wonderful to be joining The Crown. It’s a brilliant show and we have a tough act to follow but what a gift to be playing the fascinating and greatly loved Queen Mother. Thrilled to be on board and working with such a top-notch team."

And in more casting news Princess Anne, the daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, will be played by Erin Doherty.

She said: "To be part of The Crown feels both ridiculously special and surreal."

One major figure that still has yet to be cast is Princess Diana. The beloved Royal will reportedly be introduced in the end of Season 3 and then be featured heavily in Season 4 and a potential fifth season.

'The Crown': First Look at Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret (PHOTO)

'The Crown': First Look at Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret (PHOTO)

The actress plays the royal in the third season of the Netflix series.

According to the U.K.'s Sunday Times, The Crown's upcoming third will focus on the years between 1964-1970 and 1974-1976, also known as "The Wilson era" when Howard Wilson was the Prime Minister. Meanwhile, the fourth season will focus on Margaret Thatcher's time as PM and Princess Diana marrying into the monarchy.

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