Olivia Colman will replace Claire Foy in The Crown.
Colman (Broadchurch, The Night Manager) will take over the role of Queen Elizabeth for seasons 3 and 4 of the Netflix series.
Each season follows roughly a decade in the life of the Queen, and producers planned from the outset to recast their lead roles after season 2. The new season is expected to roughly cover from 1957 to 1964.
Foy returns for season 2 on December 8th, joined by Matt Smith (Prince Philip), Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret), Victoria Hamilton (the Queen Mother), and Jeremy Northam (Antony Eden) are also expected to return. J
Joining the cast for the new episodes are Matthew Goode (Lord Snowdon, a photographer married Princess Margaret) and Michael C. Hall (John F. Kennedy).