For fans of Netflix‘s series The Crown, it’s been nearly two years since there have been new episodes. That will soon change, as the streaming service has just released a teaser trailer for the third season of the historical drama which follows the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Olivia Colman will now play the titular monarch, as the time period of the show jumps from Season 2’s 1955 to 1964 in Season 3. Tobias Menzies, known to fans of Showtime’s Outlander, will play the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip. Helena Bonham-Carter has taken up on the role of Princess Margaret, sister to Queen Elizabeth, and Ben Daniels will play her husband, Anthony Armstrong-Jones. Marion Bailey now has the role of Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Elizabeth and Philip’s children Charles and Anne, will be portrayed by Josh O’Connor and Erin Doherty respectively. Jason Watkins has been cast in new the role of Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and Emerald Fennell will appear in the role of Camilla Shand, who will eventually become Prince Charles’ second wife and the Duchess of Cornwall.
In the teaser, we see the Queen inspecting a new portait of herself, side-by-side with her earlier likeness. When a minister tells her that it is “an elegant transition from young woman”, the she interjects “old bat” before anyone can say something else. He assures that there are only tiny changes between the two likenesses, but she says that there are a great many changes. “Nothing one can do about it. One just has to get on with it.”
This video from ET Canada goes behind the scenes of the show, including interviews with the cast on what viewers can expect to see in the upcoming season.
Here are a few images of the new cast in their roles.
Season 3 of The Crown will premiere on November 17, 2019.