The award nominated Netflix series ‘The Crown’ producers revealed that they’re facing some major hurdles for the upcoming third season.
“It’s called libel,” revealed Andy Harries, CEO of Left Bank, who was joined by Left Bank creative director Suzanne Mackie and production designer Martin Childs for a panel about the series at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday, according to Page Six.
“As you get nearer to the present day, there are a lot more people who are alive and well,” said Harries.
The show is also facing recasting, since season 3 will show the characters older in age: Olivia Colman will step in as the Queen, replacing Emmy nominee Claire Foy; Helena Bonham-Carter will play Princess Margaret. They have yet to announce who will step in for Matt Smith as Prince Philip.
“Seasons 3 and 4 will be the test of whether the show really has the legs to survive,” said Harries. “I think we were the first television series ever to change the cast and continue, and we will change cast twice. It’s daunting but exciting and I hope it’ll keep the series fresh and really of interest to people.”
The third season, which starts filming in July, will move into the Camilla Parker Bowles years, and introduce a young Princess Diana. “Those are going to be extraordinary, those episodes,” said creative director, Suzanne Mackie.