Can Nov. 17 get here already?! It seems like forever that we’ve been waiting for Season 3 of The Crown to premiere, and as it inches closer on the calendar, we’re getting more and more antsy! That’s even more the case now that the first full-length trailer for the new season has been released.
The two-and-a-half minute spot, which dropped on Oct. 21, shows Olivia Colman as the Queen, struggling to adapt in a tumultuous time in the UK with the miners’ strike and Cold War sitting heavily as pressures on the British monarchy.
“This country was still great when I came to the throne,” Olivia’s voice says at one point. “All that’s happened is the place has fallen apart.”
“You cannot flinch. It’s only fallen apart if we say it has,” replies the voice of Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Princess Margaret this season. “That’s the thing about the Monarchy. We paper over the cracks.”
Within the family this season, there are some issues, too. The trailer shows Season 3 will tackle Margaret and her husband Lord Snowdon’s cracking marriage, along with Prince Charles being made Prince of Wales and his budding romance with Camilla Parker Bowles.
You can watch the trailer below:
In other news, Netflix is currently shooting Season 4 of the acclaimed series, which will feature Gillian Anderson as late former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, along with Emma Corrin as Princess Diana. Photos of Gillian in her role have hit the internet and caused a meltdown among The Crown fans.
“I am so excited to be joining the cast and crew of The Crown and to have the opportunity to portray such a complicated and controversial woman,” Gillian said in a statement when she was confirmed to have signed on for the role.
Season 3 features an all-new cast, including the aforementioned Olivia and Helena as the Queen and Margaret, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip and Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother. It also sees some new roles, including Josh O’Connor as Charles, Emerald Fennell as Camilla, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne and Jason Watkins as late former UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson.