The first look is finally here of The Crown season 3 and Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II. She is taking the reigns from two-time Emmy nominee Claire Foy, who earned both of those nomination from playing the Queen. The show has received critical acclaim for its first two seasons, including its recent 13 Emmy nominations for season 2.
In the photo, Colman is dressed and styled just like the Queen with her cup of tea and toast with a marmalade spread wearing her trademark pearls. What we love most of all about this picture is that even though it’s not Claire Foy, who fans are use to seeing, Colman resembles the portrait that Foy painted as the Queen. The hairstyling is the same, obviously, but so are the mannerisms. When Netflix announced that the series would be using different characters every two seasons, we were nervous that there would be inconsistencies. However, looking at this photo we are hopeful that the rest of the cast will continue what their predecessors started before them.
While we know each actor is different from the next, but they can’t be so different that we are turned off by their performances. The decision to cast older actors as the characters aged was a unique and interesting one, and again we are looking forward to seeing how the new cast will do. Season 3 is set to pick up roughly where season 2 ended and cover the period of 1964 through the early 1970s and is currently in production. It will cover events such as the rise of the Beatles and England winning the soccer World Cup in 1966. Characters such as Camilla Parker Bowles will also start to emerge in the next season. Season three will also cover Harold Wilson’s time as Prime Minister, and will also include Princess Margaret’s five-year affair with baronet and gardening expert Roddy Llewellyn that leads to the Princess’s divorce from Antony Armstrong-Jones in 1978
Joining Colman for The Crown seasons 3 and 4 are Tobias Menzies (Outlander) and Helena Bonham Carter as Prince Philip and Princess Margaret, taking over respectively for Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby. Ben Daniels is also set to play Antony Armstrong-Jones. Jason Watkins is set to play Prime Minister Harold Wilson while Erin Doherty will play Princess Anne.
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This article was written by Samantha D’Amico. If you want to follow her on Twitter, you can do so at SAM_iamXO. (Photo: Netflix.)