There’s a new queen in town. Netflix dropped the trailer for the third season of “The Crown” Monday, giving fans of the royal drama a preview of what’s to come when Olivia Colman takes over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy.
And while some things have changed for Season 3, including the show’s cast, others, like the building of “frustrations and resentments,” are very much still staples of the series.
In the 2-minute, 20-second trailer, which you can view above, Elizabeth faces the trouble of ruling Britain in the tumultuous 1960s while trying to manage her rocky relationships with her sister Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter) and husband Prince Philip (Tobias Menzies). Add to that the fact her children are grown come Season 3, which means she’ll also be dealing with Prince Charles’ (Josh O’Connor) rebellious ways.
Here’s the official description for the upcoming installment:
The third season of “The Crown” sees a new guard sweep into Downing Street, as Queen Elizabeth (Colman) and her family struggle to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing Britain. From cold-war paranoia, through to the jet-set and the space age – the exuberance of the 1960s and the long hangover of the 1970s – Elizabeth and the Royals must adapt to a new, more liberated, but also more turbulent world.
Since the Peter Morgan-created series — which has already been renewed for Season 4 — portrays the long reign of Queen Elizabeth, the plan for “The Crown” was always to swap out all the actors every two seasons as the queen and everyone in her orbit grows older. Foy played Queen Elizabeth opposite Matt Smith’s Prince Philip on the first two seasons of the royal drama, with Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret and Matthew Goode as Lord Snowdon.
Along with Colman, Carter, Menzies and O’Connor, “The Crown” Season 3 stars Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Ben Daniels as Lord Snowdon, Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten.
“The Crown” Season 3 launches Nov. 17 on Netflix.