Fans are eager for a new season of The Crown, especially because it will be their first glimpse of the new cast in all of the lead roles.
Radio Times says that Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) will be taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth and Tobias Menzies (Outlander) will play the new Prince Philip. Filming with the new cast started last July and finished principal photography in February.
Colman confirmed that they had to do some reshoots, but that the new cast will start shooting Season 4 this summer.
"We've just finished season three a week ago, and when I go back I've got to do some reshoots. We start again with season four in August," she said.
After they shoot Season 4, the cast will be changing once again. The third and fourth seasons will span the years from 1964-76. Tobias Menzies, who is new to the series, explains that the upcoming season will include the Apollo 11 moon landing, and focus on the prince's reaction to the monumental event.
"We've just been shooting a really interesting episode which was all tied into the moon landings in '69. [Showrunner] Peter [Morgan] has taken this angle that Philip gets very absorbed by the heroism of these men compared to what maybe he hasn't done with his own life."