The binge-worthy Netflix series, The Crown has inspired an unprecedented interest in the royal family! Combine that with upcoming royal weddings, and another royal baby and it’s safe to say Buckingham-Fever is taking over the world.
Season two wrapped with Elizabeth giving birth to her fourth child Prince Edward in 1964, we can assume season three will pick up right where the story left off.
The Crown’s history consultant Robert Lacey told Town&Country, "We're now writing season three, and 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. This season, you see how it starts, and what a strange character, a brilliant character Snowden was."
The showrunners also confirmed that Princess Diana will make her first appearance in the final episodes of season three. The People’s Princess will be the central figure of seasons four and five.
Producer Suzanne Mackie also shed some light on how Prince Charles’ courtship with Diana will play out in season three, “we start meeting Camilla Parker Bowles in season three.
"We have to be honest, season three and four are being mapped out and the closer the history comes – I now can say, 'God, I know exactly what I was feeling when that happened, I remember that and I remember this.' That's so exciting!"
We don't have an official release date yet but the show’s creators will most likely follow the pattern set by previous seasons.
Season one was released in November 2016, while the second season dropped December 2017. The BBC reports that season three will debut on Netflix in 2019.
It’s also no secret that Claire Foy, Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby will have to be replaced, as their ages will no longer match their real-life counterparts.
Olivia Coleman will take over from Claire Foy to play Queen Elizabeth II for seasons 3 and 4, Netflix has confirmed. In addition, Paul Bettany is rumoured portray Prince Philip, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Tobias Menzies will portray Prince Phillip in season three, The Outlander star has signed on for the next two seasons, and begins shooting this June in the UK, confirms Deadline. Menzies will take over the role from Matt Smith.
Helena Bonham Carter is pretty much confirmed to replace Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret, which the actress all but confirmed when she posted a picture of the two together on Instagram with the caption, "Honoured @thecrownnetflix".
In the meantime, check-out our round-up of everything coming to Netflix next month!