Your first look at Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Crown’ on Netflix

Just days after Claire Foy reaped her second straight Emmy bid for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in the Netflix drama “The Crown,” we are getting our first look at her successor in the role: Olivia Colman. The BAFTA-winning actress takes over the part as the historical docudrama moves on in time to the late 1960s and 1970s.

This new photo, which Netflix released on “The Crown” twitter feed, shows Colman as the monarch in the most English of ways: sipping a cup of tea while eating a slice of toast slathered with marmalade. She is wearing a sensible suit accented by the ever-present strand of pearls.

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Replacing Matt Smith as Prince Philip is “Outlander” star Tobias Menzies. Helena Bonham Carter reaped an Oscar bid for portraying the Queen’s mother in “The King’s Speech.” Could she be Emmy bound for her take on the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret? This is the juiciest of roles as the timeline will include the break-up of her marriage to Anthony Armstrong-Jones (Ben Daniels).

This new cast is signed for two seasons, which are being filmed concurrently. We expect the streaming service to drop the first of these, season 3, in time for consideration at the 2019 Emmys. Have you made your predictions for this year’s awards? How do you think “The Crown” will do?

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