It looks like more new faces are joining the cast of The Crown in Season 3. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Florence Foster Jenkins actor Josh O'Connor will take over the role of Prince Charles from Julian Baring for Seasons 3 and 4. Meanwhile, Allied's Marion Bailey will replace Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother for those respective seasons.
Seasons 3 and 4 will cover Elizabeth's reign from 1964 to 1976 and will likely include major events like Beatlemania and England's 1966 World Cup victory, as well as the queen's political relationship with Prime Minister Harold Wilson played by newcomer Jason Watkins. Plus, the upcoming season will see the birth of Prince Edward in 1964 and Prince Charles's coronation as the Prince of Wales in 1969.
With the show taking on Elizabeth's later years, all the major players are being recast to accommodate the time jump including Olivia Colman, who will inherit the role of Queen Elizabeth from Claire Foy. Plus, Outlander alum Tobias Menzies will take over the role of Prince Philip from Matt Smith and Helena Bonham Carter will succeed Vanessa Kirby as the new Princess Margaret. Jesus Christ Superstar's Ben Daniels step into the role of Princess Margaret's husband Antony Armstrong-Jones, previously played by Matthew Goode.
Netflix has already released the first look at both Coleman and Carter in their respective new roles and by the looks of things, the casting is pretty spot on. But let's be real, the casting for this series has always been perfect.
Season 3 of The Crown is expected to arrive in early 2019.