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Netflix's The Crown returns for season 3 on Nov. 17

Olivia Colman steps into the role of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies will play Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in the upcoming season of The Crown.

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The Crown is coming back to Netflix , but this time with a new queen. Netflix on Monday revealed that season 3 of the series will return on Nov. 17. This will be the first season with Academy Award winner Olivia Colman taking on the role of Queen Elizabeth II. 

Netflix also released a short teaser video showing Colman as the queen. She's dressed in an evening gown with a royal blue sash and crown, along with a serious look on her face. Colman told Vanity Fair last November that it's been a challenge to summon Queen Elizabeth's steely stoicism

The third season of the historical drama will feature an all-new cast in the lead roles. Colman takes over for Claire Foy, who won an Emmy for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth, while Tobias Menzies steps in for Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Helena Bonham Carter takes over for Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret.

The third season of The Crown will span the years 1964 to 1977, according to Netflix. This time period covers royal family events like Prince Charles' coronation as the Prince of Wales, as well as cultural moments like Winston Churchill's funeral and Beatlemania.

Season 1 and 2 of The Crown are available to stream now on Netflix. 

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Originally published Aug. 12, 7:21 a.m. PT.
Update, 11:03 a.m.: Adds more background on The Crown.