teases launch date for third series of #TheCrown

When the programme returns, it will see a whole new cast take on the roles of Queen Elizabeth II, her family and those around her.

The third and fourth series, which are reportedly being filmed back-to-back, will cover the years 1964 to 1976.

But when will The Crown viewers finally be able to watch the third series?

It may be disappointing news for some fans as it appears as though series three is not yet completed.

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has confirmed to Gold Derby that The Crown will not be competing in the 2019 Emmy Awards as it not submitted its third series for consideration.

With the Emmy entry deadline set at May 31, it looks as though the episodes for the third series will not be completed in time.

The first series was released in November 2016, while the second launched on in December 2017 so it could point toward a winter release if the third series follows suit.

The programme has previously been nominated at the awards, receiving five nominations at the Primetime Emmys in 2017 and six in 2018.

John Lithgow won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series gong for his role as Winston Churchill in episode Assassins in 2017 while lead Claire Foy picked up the prize for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2018 for her work in Dear Mrs. Kennedy.

Meanwhile, the 2018 ceremony also saw Stephen Daldry win the Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series award in 2018 for the episode Paterfamilias.

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