Now that all of you are done with the second season of The Crown, it's time to start thinking ahead. What will happen in the third season? Because honestly, Queen Elizabeth II's reign has not yet begun. With pre- Production for Season 3- underway, we can't stop craving for more.
All the information that you need to know about the third installment of Peter Morgan's The Crown, is here.
The show will be entirely recast
It is confirmed! The Night Manager star Olivia Colman will portray Queen Elizabeth II for Season 3 and 4, picking up the role from Claire Foy. No further casting decisions have been revealed but Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip, told Seth Meyers he thinks he knows who's taking on his role.
Still we're eagerly waiting for the final announcement!
Netflix hasn't ordered Season 3
Netflix hasn't ordered Season 3 or 4 of The Crown—yet. Since 3 is already in production, official word from Netflix seems inevitable.
Divorce of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon
In Season 2, we saw the relationship between Princess Margaret and the charismatic photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones. The couple got married in Season 2 episode 7, with Armstrong-Jones taking the title Earl of Snowdon, and the couple welcome two children by the end of the season. "In Season 3, without giving anything away—it’s on the record, it’s history—we’ll see the breakup of this extraordinary marriage between Margaret and Snowdon," The Crown history consultant Robert Lacey told Town and Country. The couple separated in 1976 and divorced in 1978, the first royal divorce since Princess Victoria of Edinburgh's in 1901.
It will likely take us through the 70's
The first two seasons roughly covered eight years each. First season saw Elizabeth's marriage in 1947 to the dissolution of Margaret and Peter Townsend's relationship in 1955 and Season 2 explored another eight, starting with the Suez Crisis in 1956 and ending with the birth of Prince Edward in 1964. Now Season 3 we will probably see, Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee in 1977 and Margaret's divorce in '78. Also, we might explore the decolonization of Africa and the Caribbean in the late '60s and '70s and Prince Charles's movement into the public eye.
Ready to welcome a whole new crop of Prime Ministers
Following Harold Macmillan's resignation in October 1963 (depicted in the final episode of The Crown Season 2), the U.K. saw four Prime Ministers serve five terms over the next 15 years: Sir Alec Douglas-Home, in office a paltry 364 days; Harold Wilson (1964-1970); Edward Heath (1970-1974); Wilson again (1974-1976); and James Callaghan (1976-1979). Season 3 will likely end with Callaghan and save Margaret Thatcher, who took office May 4, 1979 and served 11 years—the longest-serving Prime Minister in British history—for Season 4.
The Duches of Cornwall will be a part of Season 3
As per revealed by the producers, Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles's current wife, will be introduced in Season 3. Charles and Camilla met in 1971 and dated on and off for more than three decades—including the years both were married to other people—until they married in 2005.
AREN'T YOU GUYS EXCITED? There is so much to see, but we have to wait at least till 2019.
That reminds me, Game of Thrones Season 8 will also be released in 2019, according to current reports! Lucky year, I guess?