The Crown is one of the most popular series on Netflix and it tells the story of the British royal family and as season 3 is arriving, here is everything you need to know about it.
After a two-year-long hiatus, Netflix is finally bringing back 'The Crown' season 3 on November 17, 2019. The show has been critically acclaimed and has earned Emmy- and Golden Globe awards. The show chronicles the rule of Queen Elizabeth II and the latest season will feature a brand new cast that will be led by Oscar-winning actor Olivia Coleman. As we are waiting for the new episodes to air, we bring you everything that you need to know about the third season of 'The Crown'.
The main focus of the second season was given on the infamous 'Profumo Affair' which shook the entire British Politics to its very core. It was revealed that John Profumo, the secretary of the state was involved in an affair with model Christine Keeler. Not only this, but it was also found out that Keeler was having an affair with Soviet naval attache Eugene Ivanov. The scandal and the affair were seen as a threat to the National Security and it was so serious that both John Profumo and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan resigned and the man who introduced Keeler and Profumo committed suicide. Apart from this scandal, the show also focused on Prince Phillip, who was rumored to be in the same party where Profumo and Keeler were first introduced. Queen Elizabeth was also shown struggling with the controversies that plagued her husband.
The season two finale bid adieu to the cast of both season 1 and 2 as it was confirmed that the upcoming seasons will feature a brand new cast. The current list consists of Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, Ben Daniels as Antony Armstrong-Jones, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Marion Bailey as Queen Mother, and Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten.
The third season of this historical drama will see Queen Elizabeth's reign and the audience can expect some of the events like the decolonization of African and Caribbean Nations, the Rhodesian Independence, the coronation ceremony of Prince Charles, the infamous Watergate Scandal, The Queen's silver jubilee celebration, England’s 1966 World Cup Win, How IRA came into being, the beginning of the European Community, and the Constitutional crisis of Australia. All the events that we have included above took place from 1965-1977. During this time period, Prince Charles was introduced to his future wife and the mother of his children, the late Princess Diana. It is also the same time period where he met Camilla Parker-Bowles.
The filming of the third season has already been finished and the production of the fourth season will start from late summer 2020. It has also been reported that there have been some reshoots for the third season for some certain scenes and now everything has finally been concluded.
Olivia Colman will play Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown Season Three. pic.twitter.com/EI7EBihFwn— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) 5 April 2018
After the news was officially announced, a series of tweets from the official page of 'The Crown' was released from the cast and they revealed how they felt about joining the cast.
Here are some of the officially released photos of 'The Crown' season 3.
The leading character of the series, Claire Foy has earned an international reputation for portraying Queen Elizabeth II quite flawlessly. The role earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Recently, Foy portrayed the character of Janet Armstrong. Apart from that, she has also cast to play the role of Lisbeth Salander in the movie adaptation of The Girl in the Spiders Web. Matt Smith was already a renowned actor as he portrayed the role of the 11th Doctor in the famous British Sci-Fi series Doctor Who. He has been recently cast in the 'Star Wars' saga and also portrayed the character of Charles Manson in 'Charlie Says'. Vanessa Kirby recently starred in the sixth Mission Impossible film as ‘The White Widow.’ Apart from that, she also appeared in the 'Fast and Furious' spin-off 'Hobbs and Shaw'.
The first trailer of 'The Crown' season 3 is here and you can watch it right here.
A teaser video was released previously revealed that the third season for 'The Crown' will be coming to Netflix on November 17, 2019.
As it has been previously mentioned, the creator of the show, Peter Morgan has revealed that he has already started working on the script of the fourth season. The filming for the fourth season is expected to start from later this summer. As both seasons are being filmed back to back, the fans can expect a shorter wait between the two seasons. It is also expected that 'The Crown' franchise will have a total of six seasons, but going by how season 3 and 4 perform, Netflix will renew the show for two more seasons. 'The Crown' is said to be one of the most expensive shows in the history of televisions, hence the next two seasons will need to be a huge success similar to season 1 and 2 in order to be renewed.