Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies will take over as the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. When, the drama returns to Netflix – but who else is joining them? Olivia Colman succeeds Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in series three of Netflix’s royal biopic The Crown.
After much speculation, it was announced back in October that The Favourite and Broadchurch. The star Colman would be taking on the role of the Queen. Following Foy’s Emmy best actress win for her role in the Netflix drama. The expectation is high for Oscar winner Colman’s performance. After a prolonged search, Tobias Menzies joined the ranks in March 2018 as Prince Philip. With Claire Foy and Matt Smith now gone, the drama is about to move into a new era.
Season three is expected to be released at some point in 2019. However, Netflix has not yet confirmed an exact date. While series one was released in November 2016 and series two in December 2017 – just in time for Christmas – Netflix was also anticipating a longer break in between series two and three due to the introduction of the brand new cast.
Filming began in July 2018, and Olivia Colman from Crown confirmed at the Oscars that principal filming had finished in February 2019 – although she was still working on reshoots.
“We’ve just finished season three a week ago, and when I go back I’ve got to do some reshoots,” she said in an interview following her Oscar win on 24th February 2019. “We start again with season four in August”.
That’s good news for the future of the series, as it suggests we won’t have to wait as long for season four to be released. After that, however, the cast is set to change again…