Netflix has released the first image of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in the new season of ‘The Crown’ has been released. Colman will play Queen Elizabeth alongside Tobias Menzies, who will play Prince Philip. The new season is now in production.
Colman, The 44-year-old Broadchurch star, will play Her Majesty in the third and fourth seasons of ‘The Crown’, taking over the role from Claire Foy In the smash hit. In the image, posted on Twitter, Colman’s character wears a dusky pink cardigan, wearing her trademark pearls and appears to be deep in thought while she sits at a breakfast table, where she has been served a cup of tea and eating a slice of marmalade toast.
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) July 16, 2018
Colman has said she is “thrilled” to be taking over the role of the monarch for the third series of Netflix’s blockbuster royal drama.
Olivia Colman will play Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown Season Three. pic.twitter.com/EI7EBihFwn
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) April 5, 2018
The season starts where the second season ended, covers the period of 1964 till the early 1970s. ‘The Crown’ cast includes Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip; Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, the queen’s sister; Ben Daniels as Margaret’s husband- Antony Armstrong-Jones.
Last week season two of The Crown secured 13 Emmy nominations including nods for Claire Foy and Matt Smith as well as the lead drama category. Many of ‘The Crown’ fans didn’t respond well to the news and posted that Foy will always be the queen:
Im going to miss Claire Foy😭✨ but still looking forward for the new episodes. pic.twitter.com/weVXQtA7gv
— (closed) (@ace_sseulgi) April 5, 2018
My queen forever <3 pic.twitter.com/cnMkVqVIKv
— É o que é. (@BrunoF93) April 5, 2018
Sad that Claire Foy is going but I still can't wait for the next season!
— ★⋰˚✩𝓪𝓲𝓵𝓪⋰˚✩ ★ | FOLLOW TOUR '24 (@crispymaling) April 5, 2018
Season 3 is expected to premiere in 2019.
We can’t wait!!!!