The Golden Globe-winning actress is set to join Netflix Original Series “The Crown,” as Queen Elizabeth II. She replaces Golden Globe winner Claire Foy in the role.
Foy, who received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for the role, departs the series after the second season. Colman will take over for seasons three and four. Her season is expected in 2019, and will likely follow the monarch through the 1960s and 1970s.
According to the Deadline article, “[Series creator Peter] Morgan previously said he intended to replace key cast members in later seasons, to better portray the characters as they aged.”
“The Crown” won two Golden Globes for its first season for Drama Series and Lead Actress. It received an additional nomination for Supporting Actor John Lithgow. Lithgow went on to win an Emmy for his portrayal of Winston Churchill. The series also won Emmys for Production and Costume Design, and received nine additional nominations, including Lead Actress and Outstanding Drama Series.
There is no word yet on who will replace Matt Smith as Prince Philip.
Olivia Colman won her Golden Globe for her supporting role in the mini-series “The Night Manager,” which also starred Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie. She also received an Emmy nomination for the same role. In addition, she played a hotel manager herself in “The Lobster.” She also stars on the series “Fleabag,” and will soon be seen in “Murder on the Orient Express.”
Season 2 of “The Crown” will be available on Netflix December 8. Seasons 3 and 4 have not officially been ordered, although that announcement will likely come soon.