Viewers are eagerly anticipating more palace intrigue and royal drama from the third season of “The Crown”, and judging by the trailer released Monday, they’re not going to be disappointed.
Chronicling the life of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family, “The Crown” is returning with a time-jump into the mid-1960s, with a whole new cast on board.
Replacing Claire Foy as QEII is Oscar winner Olivia Colman, while Prince Phillip (played by Matt Smith in the first two seasons) is portrayed by Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”) and Princess Margaret is played by Helena Bonham Carter, replacing Vanessa Kirby.
“On days like today, ask yourself, in the time I’ve been on the throne, what have I actually achieved?” Colman says in the new clip, which was reportedly first shared by accident by Netflix Japan over the weekend.
The third season explores the rapid societal changes that took place in the 1960s and into the 1970s, chronicling such events as the Queen’s Royal Jubilee, Prince Charles’ investiture as Prince of Wales, Princess Margaret’s delicate mission to Washington in hopes of convincing LBJ to bail out the flailing British economy. In addition, the season also introduces a free-spirited young woman named Camilla who would make a lasting impression on the Queen’s eldest son.
“‘The Crown’ tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world — Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century,” reads the show’s official synopsis. “Two houses, two courts, one Crown.”
The third season of “The Crown” debuts on Nov. 17.