'The Crown' Season 3: The New Cast Is Looking Quite Regal (PHOTOS)
Netflix's hit series The Crown is returning for its third season with an all-new cast.
The British Royal Family drama is jumping significantly forward in time, thus the series needed older actors to portray the monarchy members at different points in their lives. Broadchurch star Olivia Colman is taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from the award-winning Claire Foy, and Prince Philip, who had been portrayed by Matt Smith, is now being played by Outlander star Tobias Menzies.
Meanwhile, Helena Bonham Carter is set to star as Princess Margaret, and Ben Daniels will portray her husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones.
The first two seasons covered 1946 to 1964, while Season 3 is slated to pick up in 1976, which means other real-life characters will also be featured. Josh O’Connor will be Prince Charles, Erin Doherty will play Princess Anne, and Marion Bailey will play the Queen Mother.
One major figure that still reportedly has yet to be cast is Princess Diana. The beloved Royal will reportedly be introduced at the end of Season 3 and then be featured heavily in Season 4 and a potential fifth season.
Click through the gallery above for a look at some photos of the new Season 3 cast.
The Crown, Season 3, 2019, Netflix