Netflix Teases First Footage of The Crown Season Three, Sets Premiere Date

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Netflix Teases First Footage of <i>The Crown</i> Season Three, Sets Premiere Date

The third season of The Crown is on the horizon.

Netflix has announced the Emmy Award-winning series will make its return to the platform on Nov. 17, marking a two-year waiting period since the arrival of the show’s second season in December 2017.

Spanning the years of 1964-1977, Season Three of The Crown covers Harold Wilson’s reign as prime minister and finds its core cast, well, recast: Academy Award winner Olivia Colman will now step into the shoes of Queen Elizabeth II, with Golden Globe nominee Tobias Menzies replacing Matt Smith’s Prince Philip and Emmy winner Helena Bonham Carter replacing Vanessa Kirby’s Princess Margaret. Ben Daniels, Josh O’Connor, Erin Doherty, Marion Bailey and Jason Watkins round out the rest of the new season’s cast.

Netflix also released the first footage of Colman as the titular queen alongside the announcement. Though brief, the teaser finds the actress enrobed in her sumptuous, royal garb (a gown, sash and tiara, naturally) as she stoically stares into the camera.

Production for The Crown’s Colman-led fourth season is slated to begin later this year (and is already beginning to boast new cast additions of Gillian Anderson and Emma Corrin).

Season Three of The Crown will premiere on Netflix on Nov. 17.

Check out the teaser trailer below and revisit our past coverage of the third season here.

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