Everything you need to know about ‘The Crown’ season 3
If you, like us have a crown sized hole in your heart following a heavy binge watching session of Netflix's The Crown season two, we finally have the news that you have been waiting for. Producers have confirmed that the third season of the royally addictive series will give us an introduction to young Princess Diana.
The most recent season of The Crown ended in 1964 with the birth of Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's fourth child. Season three will reportedly take place in 'the Wilson era', aka 1964-1970 and 1974-1976 under Prime Minister Howard Wilson. According to reports from People, Princess Diana will be introduced towards the end of season three and will be heavily featured in season four, as well as the unofficial fifth season. According to The Sunday Times, season four will also have a primary focus on Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Camilla Parker Bowles is also slated to have a large role in season 3. "You start meeting Camilla Parker Bowles in season three," producer Suzanne Mackie said recently. "We have to be honest, season three and four are being mapped out and the closer the history comes - I now can say, 'God, I know exactly what I was feeling when that happened, I remember that and I remember this.' That's so exciting!"
All major characters have been recast for older actors to more accurately represent the age of the Royal family in each given time period. After receiving a Golden Globe and a SAG award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, Claire Foy will be replaced by Olivia Colman for seasons three and four of the series. The role of Princess Margaret, previously played by Vanessa Kirby has been given to Helena Bonham Carter, and Paul Bettany has replaced Matt Smith as Prince Philip. While Coleman has some incredibly big shoes to fill replacing Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, our hat goes off to the actress who has to stand in the shadow of Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher. There is no word yet on who will be playing the peoples' princess.One thing is for sure, the upcoming roles in The Crown season three could prove to be career makers for upcoming British actors.
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