When Netflix announced that Olivia Colman would be replacing Claire Foy on The Crown’s third season fans were ecstatic to see the Broadchurch alum stepping into the leading role! While we’re all sad to see the immensely talented Foy depart, along with other series regulars, it’s time for The Crown to venture into a new decade of Queen Elizabeth II reign and we now have our first look at just what that looks like! Netflix revealed the first look at Colman in character and we have to say that she is looking flawlessly majestic with her cup of tea. Check it out for yourself below.
Since season 3 will be making a significant time jump for the Royals, Netflix had to recast all of its actors in order to reflect their proper ages. In addition to Colman, Outlander’s Tobias Menzies has been cast as Prince Phillip, taking over for Matt Smith. Matthew Goode’s character Lord Snowdon will now be portrayed by The Exorcist’s Ben Daniels, and the always captivating Helena Bohem Carter will be taking over Vanessa Kirby’s Princess Margaret. They will all be playing these roles for seasons 3 & 4 before another time jump takes place should there be a season 5.
The photo comes after a great week for Netflix who found themselves with a total of 112 Emmy nominations, taking the crown from the reigning HBO. In addition, The Crown walked away with a significant amount of recognition including a nomination for Best Drama as well as acting nods for Clair Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, and Matthew Goode.
Last year Colman won the Golden Globe for her role alongside Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laure in AMC miniseries, The Night Manager. She’s also well-known for her roles in Broadchurch (below), The Lobster, and Hot Fuzz. Are you excited to see Colman as Queen Elizabeth II? Let us know!
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