“Broadchurch” and “The Night Manager” alum Olivia Colman is set to replace Claire Foy as Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II in the third and fourth seasons of Peter Morgan’s “The Crown” for Netflix.
According to Netflix chief Ted Sarandos, the plan is to have the period drama run for six seasons following the Queen’s story throughout her whole life – each season representing a decade. As a result, the plan has always been to shake up the casting every two seasons with older actors taking on the roles. Foy was only set to play the young Queen for two seasons.
Colman will next be seen in Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express” in cinemas next month. The second season of “The Crown” hits the streaming service in full on December 8th.