Netflix Aug. 12 announced it would begin streaming the third season of critically-acclaimed original series, “The Crown,” on Nov. 17 — five days after the launch of Disney’s branded subscription streaming service.
The newest edition of the Royal drama, which features Oscar winner Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II (replacing Claire Foy) and Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”) replacing Matt Smith as Prince Philip, is set in the 1960s.
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The series, which won Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards, resumes as England wins the 1966 World Cup soccer competition, the arrival of The Beatles and cultural revolution of the late ’60s and early ’70s.
The series also stars Helen Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret and Ben Daniels as Lord Snowden.
Netflix July 16 released on Twitter a screen shot of British actress Olivia Colman playing Queen Elizabeth II on upcoming seasons three and four of its immensely popular original series, “The Crown.”
The 44-year-old Colman, who is seen holding a cup of tea, has won three BAFTA Awards, three BIFA Awards, a Golden Globe Award (“The Night Manager”) and has two Emmy nominations in her career.
Season three is currently in production and slated for release in 2019, covering the time period from the early 1960s to 1970s.
The second season, which just received 13 Emmy nominations, starred Emmy nominees Claire Foy (who already won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards) as Her Majesty, Matt Smith as Prince Philip, and Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret. Kirby, who co-stars with Tom Cruise in upcoming Mission: Impossible – Fallout, won a BAFTA TV Award for her role in season two.
Newcomers Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Daniels play Margaret and her husband, respectively, in season three, among other cast changes implemented to better reflect the aging of the show’s principal characters.
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