"I am relishing exploring beneath the surface and, dare I say, falling in love with the icon who, whether loved or despised, defined an era". Season 3 of "The Crown" is going to premiere after nearly two years. "The Crown" season 3 will release on November 17. Olivia Colman will be playing Queen Elizabeth II, taking over for Claire Foy, who played a younger version of the royal during the first two seasons of the show and won an Emmy for the role. Along with Menzies comes an entirely new cast of characters.
Let's start this news report off by saying that Gillian Anderson is a fantastic actor, and you only need to look at her work on the likes of 'The X-Files', "The Fall", "American Gods" and her impressive body of work in theatre as well.
Season 4 will premiere sometime around 2020. Academy Award and Oscar victor, Olivia Colman, will now feature as Queen Elizabeth II in season 3.
Season 3 begins in 1964 and will cover such events as the rise of the Beatles and England winning the 1966 World Cup. For everything we know about the upcoming season, watch below. According to EW, a few topics that will be highlighted include the discovery that Anthony Blunt, the Queen's art advisor, was actually a Soviet spy, as well as the Aberfan disaster. Marion Bailey (Allied) plays the Queen Mother. "He was deeply in love with Camilla and forced to marry Diana".
Anderson is one of many actors who have portrayed Thatcher in film and TV, with memorable performances including Meryl Streep's in 2011's The Iron Lady and Andrea Riseborough's in the 2008 UK TV movie Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley.
As previously reported, Season 3 of The Crown is set to premiere on Sunday, Nov. 17 - almost two years after the release of Season 2.