The Crown season 3 premiere

Wondering when you’ll get to see The Crown season 3, and also the Henry Cavill-starring adaptation of The Witcher? Good news: both will arrive later this year. While official dates haven’t been revealed yet, the streaming service confirmed that The Crown season 3 premiere is set for sometime after July this year. The Witcher, meanwhile, will debut sometime in the last three months of 2019.

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Watch a trailer for Knightfall season 2.
  • The creator of Justified is developing Talent for Fox.
  • Josh Duhamel joins the cast of the Mark Millar series Jupiter’s Legacy.
  • AMC has cancelled Into the Badlands and The Son.
  • Luther season 5 premieres on the BBC America in June.
  • Project Blue Book renewed for season 2.
  • The Crown pay gap made Netflix reconfigure their talent salaries.

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Iron Fist season 2 photos

Netflix has released new photos from two of their shows: Iron Fist season 2 and The Crown season 3. The Iron Fist season 2 photos feature Alice Eve as new character Typhoid Mary, while The Crown season 3 image provides us with our first look at Tobias Menzies taking over the role of Prince Philip from Matt Smith.

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Helena Bonham Carter The Crown

Update: Netflix has released the first photo of Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in The Crown season 3. Read on for our previous coverage about the first photo of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II.

Netflix’s regal series The Crown is shaking things up for season 3. Rather than apply make-up to the original cast to make them appear older during the passage of time, everyone has been recast, including lead Claire FoyBroadchurch actress Olivia Colman now steps into the role of Queen Elizabeth II, and you can see the first look of her in character below.

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the crown season 3 cast

The Crown season 3 continues to fill out its cast as it jumps forward in time. The Exorcist actor Ben Daniels is the latest addition, taking on the role of Lord Snowdon. Matthew Goode played the character as a younger man in The Crown season 2.

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the crown season 3 cast

Tobias Menzies, who has appeared on Outlander and AMC’s new horror series The Terror, is about to become royalty. Menzies will take over for Matt Smith on The Crown season 3, which is aging up its entire cast to show the passage of time. More on The Crown season 3 cast below.

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the crown pay gap

The Crown is worth its weight in gold. Except, perhaps, when it comes to its lead star.

The Crown may be Netflix’s most expensive TV production, but it seemed that some expense was spared when it came to star Claire Foy‘s paycheck. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the actress playing the young Queen Elizabeth II was paid less than her co-star Matt Smith, a pay gap that inspired more outrage than usual. What hope do we have for pay equality when the Queen can’t cut a fair paycheck?

But now, the producers of the Netflix production have issued an apology for The Crown pay gap.

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The Crown Season 3

Update: THR now reports that Paul Bettany has a scheduling conflict and will not star in The Crown season 3. So the hunt is on for a new Prince Philip. Our original story continues below.

All hail Prince Paul Bettany. As Netflix’s The Crown jumps forward in history, the original cast is being replaced with slightly older actors to show the passage of time. The latest actor in talks for a lead role: Paul Bettany, who may be next in the royal line to succeed Matt Smith in the role of Prince Philip in The Crown season 3.

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the crown casts helena bonham carter

If the critical raves surrounding the first two seasons of The Crown weren’t enough to get you to watch, maybe the casting of Helena Bonham Carter will.

The Ocean’s 8 actress is in talks to take over the role of Princess Margaret, which was originated by Vanessa Kirby in the lavish Netflix series. She would act opposite Olivia Colman, who is set to take over the role of Queen Elizabeth from Claire Foy.

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The Crown season 2 review

The Crown returns to Netflix for season 2 today, bringing with it a whole new era of scandal, romance, and royal intrigue. While it may not be the most action-packed shows to grace the streaming platform, it is one of the best: an old fashioned, admirably episodic costume drama with superb performances, intricate direction, and enough simmering, bottled-up righteous fury to keep you hooked from beginning to end (give or take an episode or two).

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