Although many times it seems to us that the average quality of the Netflix series has dropped dramatically, we find honorable exceptions such as ‘ The Crown season 3’, the extensive biopic with which Peter Morgan reels, decade to decade, the life and reign of the Queen Elizabeth II of England.
The superb series has been on the pause for almost a year and a half since we saw the second season in December 2017. But the season 3 of ‘The Crown’ is already glimpsed on the horizon (with renewal in the cast included) and we will review everything we know about his new episodes.
When will it be filmed?
Here the good news: the main shooting began last July 2018 and ended around February. Olivia Colman commented in the Oscars of this year that on those days they will do the shooting, so it would already be in the process of post-production.
When it premieres?
In his last call to investors, Ted Sarandos announced that the third season of ‘The Crown’ would arrive during the second half of 2019. And considering that powerful series like ‘ Stranger Things ‘ and ‘ La casa de Papel ‘ inaugurate the semester, we can venture that it will not be in July, precisely.
If we heed the launch of other years, it would be once autumn arrived (in the northern hemisphere). The first season premiered in November 2016 and the second in December 2017. So we may find ourselves at a distance of almost two years since we last saw the Queen of England.
Following the master lines of Peter Morgan and Netflix, of doing sixty episodes over six seasons. We can say that season 3 will consist of 10 episodes.
When jumping between decades, the entire cast must be changed to reflect the aging of the protagonists without using tons of makeup and prosthetics. During this third season, it will be Olivia Colman (‘ The Favorite ‘) who plays Isabel II replacing Claire Foy.
Her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, will be played by Tobias Menzies. Who is done with a role tempted by Paul Bettany and Hugh Laurie; Jason Watkins will be Prime Minister Harold Wilson; Ben Daniels will be Antony Armstrong-Jones; Helena Bonham Carter will put herself in the shoes of Princess Daisy. Erin Doherty in that of Princess Anne while Marion Bailey will play Queen Mother.
The cast is completed with Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles and Emerald Fennell as a young Camilla Shand. Given that this season will run through the sixties and part of the seventies. We will have to wait to see Diana of Wales (Emma Corrin) until the fourth or final season of the third. As well as Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher. On the other hand, it seems that in these episodes we will see Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten.
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Season 2 of ‘The Crown’ ended with the birth of Prince Edward in 1964. And the third will begin shortly thereafter, mainly touring the era of Harold Wilson as Prime Minister. The information is not very precise in this regard but we would be talking about the season-ending sometime in the years 1976-78.
This would include the victory of England in the 1966 World Cup, the catastrophe of Aberfan (1966). The moon landing of Apollo XI (1969). The investiture of Prince Charles (1969) and the acceleration of the process of decolonization of Africa and the Caribe (which we saw partly in season 2). Of course, there is a doubt that we will see the celebration of the Silver Jubilee in 1977.
On the “salseo” side we will witness the affair between Margarita and Roddy Llewelyn that resulted in their divorce. This will be one of the plots that will be developed during the season. On the other hand, we would also see Princess Ana’s wedding with Captain Mark Philips.