'The Crown' Season Three Has Dropped On Netflix And Fans Are Already Obsessed

Olivia Colman has taken the reins from Claire Foy as season three's Queen Elizabeth II.

This time around, the 10-episode season is set to examine between 1964 and 1977, beginning with Harold Wilson's election as Prime Minister and ending with the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II.

Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies in the third season of The Crown. Image: Netflix

In contrast to the show's first two seasons, the third sees an entirely new cast playing older versions of the previous season's characters, with Marion Bailey replacing Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, Derek Jacobi replacing Alex Jennings as the Duke of Windsor and Ben Daniels replacing Matthew Goode as Lord Snowdon.

John Lithgow, however, continued his role as the elderly Winston Churchill.



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With many already deep into bingeing the latest eps, fans have already praised the new season across social media -- particularly it's depiction of real-life historical events including the Aberfan disaster, the Apollo 11 moon landing, the 1969 Investiture of Prince Charles, the decolonisation of Africa and the Caribbean and the death and state funeral of Winston Churchill.

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Following her predecessor, Claire Foy, who won an Emmy for her portrayal of the Queen, 'The Crown's newest Queen joked that she had the "worst job in the world".

“It’s horrendous,” Colman told EW. “Everyone loves Claire Foy, so I have got the worst job in the world at the moment. You’re saying all the worst things, thanks!”

You can stream season three of 'The Crown' on Netflix.

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