The Crown is the poster child for streaming giant Netflix, a big-budget drama with a unique theme: the British royal family.
Olivia Coleman succeeds Claire Fow as Queen Elizabeth II in season three of Netflix’s royal biopic. After Foy’s Emmy Best Actress win for her role in the Netflix drama, Oscar-winning Coleman’s expectations are high.
After a long search, Toby Menzies joined Prince Philip’s show in March 2018 in place of Matt Phillip. With Claire Foye and Matt Smith now gone, the play is about to usher in a new era in which the two are accompanied by a rebooted cast and moving over time into this epic tale of the most famous family on the planet.
When will be The Crown season 3 release on Netflix?
It is official: Crown Season Three will be released on Sunday 17 November 2019.
While season one was released in November 2016 and season two in December 2017 – just in time for Christmas – Netflix was always anticipating a long break between seasons two and three due to the new brand debut.
But this should not be a two-year wait for the next installment, as season four is already in production. “We resume with season four in August,” Coleman confirmed after the Oscar win in February.
And after season four, we’ll be set for yet another cast change-over …
Why have the original actors been replaced?
Unusual for a TV drama, The Crown is designed with the central cast in mind.
From the beginning, the plan is to tell the story of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II over six seasons of 10 episodes, with the cast reset after the second and fourth seasons.
What is going to happen in Crown Season 3?
The third and fourth series will span the years 1964–77, with series one and two covering the 1947–63 early years of Queen Elizabeth II.
Show-runner Peter Morgan confirmed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the new season would focus less on Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II’s relationship – which he suggests will settle for season two after years of turmoil Done – the marriage of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowden when more broke.
He said that Charles and Camilla would also be a central focus of the season.
“People always assume that Charles betrayed Diana with Camilla,” he says. “This is absolutely the wrong way. He was deeply in love with Camilla and forced to marry Diana.”
On top of that, the series will appear in Harold Wilson with that prime minister yet furthering his relationship with a prime minister who served as head of the British government during this period.