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Paul Bettany Nears Deal to Replace Matt Smith on 'The Crown'

Paul Bettany is in talks to play Prince Philip on the upcoming third season of The Crown, taking the role over from Matt Smith, according to THR.

Olivia Colman is set to play Queen Elizabeth II, replacing Claire Foy who played the role for the first two seasons.

The cast is being replaced for the upcoming third and fourth seasons, which will follow the royal family at a later time in life.

Netflix has not yet confirmed the upcoming seasons, though it’s pretty much a no brainer at this point!

Helena Bonham Carter Tapped to Play Princess Margaret on 'The Crown'!

Get ready for a new addition to The Crown!

Helena Bonham Carter is set to play Princess Margaret in the Netflix royal drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Helena Bonham Carter

The show is reportedly “near a deal” to have Helena take on the role in the show’s third season, taking over for Vanessa Kirby, who played Margaret in the first two seasons. Netflix has yet to officially confirm the show’s next season.

“I’m just so excited about whoever gets to do it because they’ve definitely got the coolest stuff coming up. Bring on the drama! I would have loved to have done it. I absolutely love to do all the blazing rows and getting drunk and just all of it. But I suppose I was lucky enough to have two seasons, so I could be more grateful, really,” said Vanessa about the role.

The Crown‘s second season premiered on December 8, 2017.

The New 'The Crown' Season 2 Trailer Focuses on Prince Philip - Watch Now!

The new season of The Crown will be available in just a few short weeks and we just got the latest look inside the new season.

The latest trailer of the Netflix drama focuses on Matt Smith‘s portrayal of Queen Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip.

In the trailer, Prince Philip struggles to live in his wife’s (Claire Foy) shadow as she reigns as Queen of England.

Season 2 of The Crown will be available for streaming on Netflix on December 8.

Watch the latest trailer below!

The Crown Season 2 – Prince Philip

Claire Foy & Matt Smith Reunite in London for 'The Crown' Season Two World Premiere!

Claire Foy and Matt Smith are all smiles as they hit the red carpet together at the world premiere of season two of their Netflix series The Crown held at Odeon Leicester Square on Tuesday (November 21) in London, England.

The 33-year-old actress and Matt, 35, were joined at the event by their co-stars Gillian Anderson, Piper Maru Klotz, Yolanda Kettle, Billy Jenkins, Finn Elliot, Pip Torrens, Greg Wise and creator Peter Morgan.

Claire stars in the series as Queen Elizabeth II and this will be her last time playing the role on the show, she is set to be replaced by Olivia Colman for season three as the show will jump in time and feature the Queen in a later decade.

Season two of The Crown hits Netflix on December 8 – Watch the trailer here!

FYI: Claire is wearing a Dior embroidered cotton and tulle long dress.

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Claire Foy's 'The Crown' Debuts Season 2 Trailer - Watch Now!

The trailer for the upcoming second season of the hit Netflix series The Crown has been released!

Claire Foy stars in the series as Queen Elizabeth II and this will be her last time playing the role on the show.

Claire will be replaced by Olivia Colman for season three as the show will jump in time and feature the Queen in a later decade.

Also seen in the trailer are Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Matthew Goode, who is joining the show as Princess Margaret’s husband Antony Armstrong-Jones.


The Crown – Season 2 | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Olivia Colman Replaces Claire Foy for 'The Crown' Seasons 3 & 4

It was just announced that Olivia Colman is joining the cast of The Crown as Queen Elizabeth II for seasons three and four!

The Golden Globe-winning actress will replace Claire Foy, who played the role of the Queen for the first two seasons.

Each season chronicles a decade in the life of Queen Elizabeth and it was planned from the beginning to recast the role for season three, which will cover 1957 to 1964, according to EW.

Olivia is best known for her roles in projects like Broadchurch, Hot Fuzz, The Lobster, and the upcoming Murder on the Orient Express. She won the Globe for her work in The Night Manager earlier this year.

The second season of The Crown is set to premiere on December 8.

'The Crown' Season Two First Look Trailer Promises So Much Drama - Watch Now!

Here’s your first look at The Crown season two, coming to Netflix this December!

The second season watches as Queen Elizabeth‘s marriage and empire crumbles around her and she must do what is required to ensure the British monarchy survives.

Claire Foy and Matt Smith are back to reprise their roles as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

“I think [Queen Elizabeth] starts to realize she needs to pay more attention to her personal life now that the other part of her life is going all right,” Claire said about the second season to EW. “The world’s changing faster than anyone can catch up with. There is no letup. She just keeps having to go from one crisis to another to another, and at some point, it’s about five crises at the same time and you have no idea how she manages to get up in the morning.”

Look out for The Crown on December 8!

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