In a bit of a HEHE, The Crown season 3 star Tobias Menzies has accidentally (or not) announced the premiere month of the anticipated upcoming season.

Menzies, who replaces Matt Smith as an older Prince Philip, was chatting to the BBC’s Jo Good when he casually dropped the release date.

“We shot season three and that starts in November,” he said, as per E!News.

I actually went to the point in the three-hour show to check out his tone and the bloke just skimmed right past it. It’s at the 2:08:20 mark if you’re super curious.

Accident or not, this does link up with Netflix’s recent announcement that the adored series will return in the second half of 2019, more than 18 months since season 2 premiered. According to Deadline, all the streaming giant said at the time was that The Crown will premiere sometime after July 1.

Netflix also announced The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill, will debut in the last three months of the year. The live-action adaptation of the video game and novels stars Cavill as the Butcher of Blaviken, Geralt of Rivia. You can check out the trailer, which debuted at Comic-Con last weekend, right HERE

Season 3 of The Crown, which will flash forward to 1963, will see Academy Award-winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite) take over Claire Foy‘s role as Queen Elizabeth. Helena Bonham (take your pick) will replace Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret, Gillian Anderson (The Fall) will star as Margaret Thatcher, Emerald Fennell (Call The Midwife) as Camilla Parker Bowles, and newcomer Emma Corrin will star as Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales. 

There’s yet to be an official confirmation from Netflix but at this point, expect one soon.

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