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Netflix Released First Look At Olivia Colman As Queen Elizabeth in ‘The Crown’ & Long Live the Queen

Netflix has officially given us our first glimpse at Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of The Crown, and Colman looks like the most worthy successor to the throne, as Claire Foy, who originated the role, passes the reigns (or reign, rather) to Colman.

On Monday, The Crown’s official Twitter account posted a photo of Colman as the Queen, wearing a pale pink suit and pearls, and sipping a cup of tea, with the caption “patience.” The caption is fitting considering that the next season of the Netflix show isn’t expected to premiere until 2019.

While details surrounding the new season of the show have been kept under wraps, season three of The Crown is confirmed to take place between 1964 and 1976. According to Hello Giggles, the timeline means that we’ll witness the demise of Princess Margaret’s marriage with Antony Armstrong-Jones, and the blossoming relationship between young Prince Charles and his future second wife, Camilla Shand.

Colman is just one of the several principal characters being replaced in the show that follows the Queen’s ascension to and tenure atop the monarchy. In addition to Colman stepping in as the Queen, Tobias Menzies will be taking over the role of Prince Philip from Matt Smith and Helena Bonham-Carter will be succeeding Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret, Variety reports.

Ben Daniels is set to replace Matthew Goode as Antony Armstrong-Jones, and Call The Midwife star Erin Doherty will play Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s only daughter.

There has been no announcement yet of who will play Prince Charles, but Josh O’Connor of God’s Own Country has been rumored as a strong candidate.

According to People, The Crown recently nabbed 13 Emmy nominations, including a nomination for best drama and nods for Foy, Smith, Kirby and Goode for their roles on the show.

Can’t wait to see Colman as Queen Elizabeth when The Crown returns in 2019!

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