'The Crown' Season 3 trailer: Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter join cast

Lawrence Kim
October 22, 2019

The official trailer for the upcoming third season of Netflix's award-winning historical drama The Crown has arrived online, giving us a preview of the new set of challenges that the queen must face as she steps into the 25th year anniversary of her reign.

Underscored in the clip by a cover of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'", the monarch is seeing plenty of change and, to her mind, possibly deterioration in the land she's governed for so many years.

"On days like today, ask yourself in the time I've been on the throne what have I actually achieved?"

The trailer also offers a glimpse at the sisterly rivalry which has evolved between the Queen and Princess Margaret, played by Helena Bonham-Carter. Also, this season, Josh O'Connor ("God's Own Country") has been called on to play Prince Charles.

The third season explores the rapid societal changes that took place in the 1960s and into the 1970s, chronicling such events as the Queen's Royal Jubilee, Prince Charles' investiture as Prince of Wales, Princess Margaret's delicate mission to Washington in hopes of convincing LBJ to bail out the flailing British economy.

"The Crown" has been renewed for a fourth season, which will feature the same actors as Season 3. For season 3, we're skipping ahead to the 1970s, with Oscar victor Olivia Colman as the queen, Game of Thrones vet Tobias Menzies, and Helena Bonham Carter as Margaret.

It's not everyone's cup of tea, but I'll be looking forward to season 3 when it drops on November 3.

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