“The Crown” Season 3: See Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth

Olivia Colman. Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (5623864bz)

There’s a new reigning monarch. 

Netflix has recast Claire Foy and Matt Smith’s characters to reflect their character’s transformation into middle-age as the series jumps forward in time, and now fans finally get to see what their Queen looks like. 

The streaming giant released the first official look at Olivia Colman who will star as the main monarch in season three of The Crown. Colman is taking over from Claire Foy who played the monarch in the first two seasons of the royal drama. The new cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret and Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip. 

The photo of Colman in character was shared Monday on The Crown’s official Twitter account. Clad in a pink suit with coifed hair and holding a cup of tea, the image was simply captioned with, “Patience.” 

In a statement following the official announcement of her casting, Colman said, “I’m so thrilled to be part of The Crown, I was utterly gripped watching it, a proper ‘just one more’ feeling. I think Claire Foy is an absolute genius, she’s an incredibly hard act to follow, I’m basically going to rewatch every episode and copy her!”

Also starring in The Crown season three are Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Ben Daniels as Antony Armstrong-Jones. 

The Crown season three will premiere in 2019.