In a 21-second video, Her Royal Highness Queen Olivia Colman has announced the release date for The Crown season 3. And it absolutely makes up for the long as hell wait of more than 18 months. The Crown season 3 arrives November 17 – lock it in, right now. Right now. 

Academy Award-winner Colman, who replaces Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in the third season, helped unveil the release date on The Crown‘s socials overnight. It really is just a 21-second announcement video but in it, Colman / The Queen looks at you and it genuinely gave me goosebumps.

OOF.

News of the November release isn’t exactly a surprise, given Tobias Menzies went rogue and casually announced it in an interview last month. Although he only revealed the premiere month, not the actual date. Menzies – who plays that piece of shit in Outlander – takes over Matt Smith‘s role as Prince Philip. 

Season 3 of The Crown flashes forward to the years of and between 1964 and 1977, and co-stars the wonderful Helena Bonham Carter (take your pic of movie) as Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby; Gillian Anderson (The Fall) as Margaret ThatcherEmerald Fennell (Call the Midwife) as Camilla Parker Bowles, Ben Daniels (The Exorcist series) as Tony Armstrong-Jones, replacing my husband Matthew GoodeJosh O’Conner (Les Misérables, the BBC series) as Prince CharlesErin Doherty (Les Misérables, the BBC series) as Princess Anne; Marion Bailey (All or Nothing) as The Queen MotherJason Watkins (Line of Duty) as Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and newcomer Emma Corrin as Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales. 

The Crown season 3 hits Netflix November 17. Christ, it feels good to type that.

You have a good half of August, all of September and October, and a chunk of November to re-binge / prepare for season 3. You know what to do.

Seasons 1-2 of The Crown is streaming on Netflix now.

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