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The Crown — Season 3 Official Trailer

Back in August, Netflix released a teaser for the upcoming third season of The Crown. and gave us our first real look at Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II.

Today we got the first full trailer.  We’re into the mid-60s now, and the times—and the cast of The Crown—they are a-changin’.

The Radio Times ran a great write-up about the new cast last week, and I’ve gleefully stolen plagiarized borrowed its comparison shots of the actors in the series and the people they portray.


Olivia Colman plays Queen Elizabeth


Tobias Menzies plays Prince Philip


Helena Bonham Carter plays Princess Margaret


Josh O’Connor plays Prince Charles


Marion Bailey plays the Queen Mother

Season Three of The Crown arrives on Netflix on 17 November 2019.

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The Crown — Series Three Date Announcement

I dunno.

Is Olivia Colman up to playing a British Queen? I thought Helen Mirren had the right of first refusal for all movie roles based on female British monarchs.

The Crown returns to Netflix, but not until 17 November 2019. Olivia Colman, winner of this year’s the Academy Award for Best Actress* for her portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite replaces Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II.


* And the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Lizzie & The Duke — Coming to CBS This Fall

Yet another police procedural from the network that already offers 50 or 60 of them each week. Sure, this one has most of the usual elements: an angry police chief who always seems to be on the verge of a cardiac festival, two edgy, mismatched partners, and lots of running in slow motion. But this one is different. Starring Matt Smith, who just finished paying Prince Phillip on the first three seasons of The Crown, and James Corden, in the role of a lifetime, Lizzie & The Duke is like no other cop show you’ve ever seen.

The Crown — Season 2 Teaser

A Christmas gift from Netflix to all of us Anglophiles: The Crown returns on 8 December 2017.

It looks like we’re jumping ahead to the early 1960s by the end of Season 2, which is good news, since Season 1 often felt like it was taking place in real-time.*

The new season will begin with the Suez Crisis in 1956 and end with the fallout from the Profumo affair of 1963. The teaser features a brief look at Michael C. Hall, aka “Dexter,” as President Kennedy.

The Crown, with its solid performances, was one of my favourite shows of 2016.


*Not that I minded. For me, the more detailed, the better, when it comes to getting my British fix. I was only worried that at the pace the first series was playing out, I’d be celebrating my 100th birthday long before The Crown made it to the Diana years.

The Crown — Coming on Netflix

Netflix has released a sizzle reel for The Crown, which promises a dramatized version of Queen Elizabeth’s marriage and her role in British history.  The series, inspired by the 2013 play The Audience, has some good people attached to it—it was created by Stephen (Billy Elliot) Daldry and Peter (The Queen) Morgan.

Claire Foy, who was Anne Boleyn in the 2015 BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall, will play HRH, with Matt Smith as Philip Mountbatten and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill.

No release date has been set, but it will be out sometime in 2016.