The Crown Season 3 Has Found Its Princess Anne

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As fans are likely well aware, The Crown is set to undergo some dramatic casting changes when the highly-acclaimed series returns for its third season. With the show set to jump forward quite a few years into the future, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's daughter Anne will have aged significantly. Set to take on the age-progressed role is newcomer Erin Doherty.

Princess Anne is the latest member of the royal family to be recast. The next season has already meant changing out the actors who portray Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, and Princess Margaret. Other members of the royal family are set to follow. Reported by THR, the casting of Erin Doherty means that the actress is the latest to join the updated ensemble. For her part, Doherty joins what should end up being an entirely new cast for The Crown.

Are you wondering where you may have seen Erin Doherty before? The actress is a relative newcomer, whose life is definitely about to change as she joins the cast of one television's most talked-about dramas. Doherty has landed the role with what IMDB indicates are two credits.

Erin Doherty's casting on The Crown comes on the heels of starring in one episode of Call the Midwife as Jessie Marsh. She will also play Fabienne in the upcoming miniseries adaptation of Les Misérables. The miniseries will also star Olivia Colman, who has been cast to play Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown Season 3. A connection!

Still left to officially cast are the roles of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's three other children, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. Despite an earlier report by the Daily Mail stating that The Durells' Josh O'Conner had been cast in the role of Prince Charles, there has been no official confirmation. Fans of The Crown will just have to stay tuned.

It will be interesting to see how fans react to so many new cast members taking on roles; they are so familiar with other actors playing at this point. In a way, it makes The Crown a bit of an anthology in that so much will be changing. The characters will remain the same however with the cast as the only revolving aspect. With Erin Doherty being the first adult to take on the role of Princess Anne, she will be viewers' first impression of the royal couple's daughter.

The Crown will return for Season 3 in 2019 on Netflix. For upcoming new and returning television shows, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's summer premieres. For what else set to arrive on Netflix, check out our 2018 Netflix premiere rundown and when you are done there, our guide to Amazon Prime's premiere schedule.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.