Olivia Colman taking over Queen Elizabeth II role in 'The Crown'
Oct 28 2017
The 43-year-old star will play the role for the next two series and then producers will go on the hunt for another actress to take over the reins in order to document the queen's life from her 60s to her 90s - providing Netflix decide to recommision it. "I was always pregnant when we were filming but I could have got wellied with them all last night". The actress earned an Emmy nomination for her leading role in season 1, as well as winning a Golden Globe and SAG Award for Best Actress in a Drama.
Netflix struck gold once again past year with their royal drama The Crown. "The idea is to do this over six decades, in six seasons presumably, and make the whole show over eight to 10 years".
Former Doctor Who actor Matt Smith is now starring as the Duke of Edinburgh. That wasn't the case with #ClaireFoy, though.
That's a tough act to follow, but I'm confident that Colman will be up to the task. The season will track the events that occurred from 1957 to 1964, and will even add some new faces to the cast, including Michael C. Hall as President John F. Kennedy.
The critically acclaimed first season was thought to have been the most expensive TV programme created by Netflix, at a reported total cost of £100 million. Fortunately, that's not the case. I will never watch it with any sense of bitterness or regret.
Colman is expected to be seen in the role from 2019. Hopefully, The Crown will keep marveling audiences and continue to thrive through Season 2 and beyond.
"The Crown" Season 2 premieres on December 8 on Netflix.
Not only that, but by the third and fourth seasons the queen will be in forties and fifties, and as wonderful an actress as Claire is, we think playing someone 20 years older than her might be a stretch. Let me know in the comments!