Netflix have released a first look at the Oscar winner as she prepares to enter the palace and set a date for the third season
The first look at the hugely anticipated third season of The Crown has arrived showing Olivia Colman (plus her corgi sidekicks) poised to succeed Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II.
The third series of the royal smash hit will land on 17 November, Netflix has confirmed, with Oscar winner Colman taking the throne as the entire cast is given a reboot. Tobias Menzes will replace Matt Smith as Prince Philip, Helena Bonham Carter will become the new Princess Margaret, Game of Thrones star Charles Dance will play Lord Mountbatten and The Durrells Josh OConnor will join the show as Prince Charles.
Created by Peter Morgan, The Crown has been a ratings smash since its release in 2016, and is one of the streaming giants most popular and most lavish shows. The first season cost a rumoured 100m to make.
The third and fourth series, in which Colman will star before a more modern queen takes a bow, will cover the early 60s to early 80s. It is likely to take in the birth of Prince Edward, Prince Charles university life and later coronation as the Prince of Wales, the death of Winston Churchill, Princess Margarets affair with British baronet and landscape gardener Roddy Llewellyn, and the Apollo 11 moon landing of 1969.