Netflix tweeted out a new pic from the upcoming season early Monday morning and it's a royal treat. The photo features Colman holding up a cup of freshly brewed tea accompanied by the caption "Patience," alluding to the long wait for Season 3 which is expected to arrive in early 2019.
Season 3 will see a bit of a shakeup as the show recasts the major players in order to tackle the queen's later years. Coleman will take over for Claire Foy as Elizabeth as the character transitions from a young monarch to a middle-aged woman. Meanwhile, Outlander alum Tobias Menzies will inherit the role of Prince Philip from Matt Smith. Plus, Helena Bonham Carter will succeed Vanessa Kirby as the new Princess Margaret.
The first two seasons received critical acclaim for its stellar acting and accurate portrayals of the royal family, with John Lithgow taking home the Emmy for Supporting Actor in 2017 for his performance as Winston Churchill. This year, The Crown snagged 13 Emmys nominations including Best Drama and a Lead Actress nod for Foy. The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.
The Crown is expected to return in 2019 on Netflix. In the meantime, Seasons 1 and 2 are currently available to stream.
Patience. pic.twitter.com/7F2f2aBON3— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) July 16, 2018