Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for The Crown season three, providing viewers with a first-look at Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II. The 30 second teaser features Colman as the Queen posing for photo that when placed next to a profile from her earlier years (brought to life by Claire Foy) will prompt the Queen to refer to herself as an old bat.
Season three of the critically acclaimed biographical drama was written by two-time Academy Award nominee Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen). According to Netflix, the upcoming season will focus on Queen Elizabeth II’s life between 1964 and 1977.
In addition to Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, the cast includes Golden Globe nominee Tobias Menzies (Outlander) as Prince Phillip and two-time Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech, The Wings of the Dove) as Princess Margaret. Ben Daniels (The Exorcist) stars as Lord Snowdon, Josh O’Connor (The Durrells) is Prince Charles, Erin Doherty (Les Misérables) plays Princess Anne, Marion Bailey (Britannia) is The Queen Mother, Charles Dance is Lord Mountbatten, and Jason Watkins (Hold the Sunset) is Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Season two of the award-winning series starred Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Prince Phillip, John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill, Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, Jared Harris as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret, and Dame Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary.
Netflix has set a November 17, 2019 premiere date for the third season of the critically acclaimed series.
The Crown Series Details:
The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world — Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.
The third season of The Crown sees a new guard sweep into Downing Street, as Queen Elizabeth (Colman) and her family struggle to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing Britain. From cold-war paranoia, through to the jet-set and the space age – the exuberance of the 1960s and the long hangover of the 1970s – Elizabeth and the Royals must adapt to a new, more liberated, but also more turbulent world.