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Season 3 of Netflix period drama The Crown is finally beginning to fall into place.
With filming well underway across parts of the United Kingdom, viewers have already been treated to a sneak peek of Olivia Colman in costume as Queen Elizabeth II. She’ll take over the regal role from Claire Foy, who drew praise for her delicate and nuanced performance as the British ruler all throughout seasons 1 and 2.
But now that The Crown is bracing for season 3 – and, with it, a whole new era of political drama – Colman is ready to headline the prestigious, multi award-winning Netflix drama. And she won’t do so alone, as former Harry Potter star Helena Bonham Carter has been cast as her on-screen sister, Princess Margaret.
The show’s third season, which is currently scheduled to premiere sometime next year, dives deep into Princess Margaret’s life and her ill-fated marriage to Lord Snowdon, the latter of whom is played by Ben Daniels. And much to the surprise of no one, a series of leaked set photos have surfaced online (h/t Daily Mail) to bring us closer to Margaret and her husband-to-be.
Decked out in their finest attire, this gallery of photos was captured on location in Hyland Park, Essex, which appears to be doubling as some sort of courthouse for The Crown season 3. Either way, both Daniels and Helena Bonham Carter certainly look the part, and we’ll be keeping one ear to the ground in anticipation of any further updates from the show’s UK set.
Expect Netflix to roll out the red carpet for The Crown season 3 sometime next year.