The Crown season 3 has officially found its Princess Anne, and they are going with relative newcomer Erin Doherty for the role.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Doherty (whose main TV credits are an episode each of Call the Midwife and Les Miserables) will be appearing in the Netflix drama as the daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Given the nature of this series, there’s a chance for her to get at least two seasons’ worth of material depending on how much the character is used in this version of the story. Like many other characters within this story, we are sure that Princess Anne will be recast for the fifth and sixth seasons, provided the show makes it that far. This has always been the plan for the series, which has already recast such people as Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman), Prince Philip (Tobias Menzies), and Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter). They have also recently cast another important person tied to Margaret, which you can read more about over at the link here.
The Crown is currently in the midst of season 3 production, and the current plan is for Netflix to air these episodes at some point in 2019. Having to do all of the recastings is more than likely one of the reasons why we are having to wait a little bit longer. Yet, we’ve got confidence that it will be worth it given that the first two seasons proved to be some of the most exceptional period drama out there. Few other shows deliver a product that is not only this historically accurate, but also this beautiful visually to look at. The Crown is a series that, at least at the moment, is checking off many of the necessary boxes.
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