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'The Crown' season three gets premiere date and first teaser trailer - WATCH

Olivia Colman is ready to reign supreme.

2019-08-12

After what seems like an eternity, Netflix have finally revealed when The Crown will be returning to our lives.

20 months after the second season of Peter Morgan's oppulant exploration of Queen Elizabeth II's reign landed on the streaming service, Netflix have announced that season three will premiere on 17 November.

The third instalment of The Crown will see Oscar-winning national treasure Olivia Colman take over the reins from Claire Foy as The Queen, while Helena Bonham Carter will play Princess Margaret following two seasons of scene-stealing appearances from Vanessa Kirby.

Other stars appearing as the aged-up cast of royal characters include Ben Daniels as Tony Armstrong-Jones, Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Marion Bailey as The Queen Mother and Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

The Crown's third season is set to cover the years 1964-1977, while the fourth - already in development ahead of an expected 2020 release - will cover the Thatcher years and has already seen Gillian Anderson cast as the Iron Lady and newcomer Emma Corrin as a young Lady Diana Spencer.

The Crown season three will hit Netflix on 17 November. Check out the first teaser below: