The Crown Season 3 Is Coming To America
Filming news from The Crown Season 3 shows Liverpool all done up to look nothing like Washington D.C.
The Crown Season 3 has finally set itself up with a full recast, with Olivia Colman as HRH QEII, and Tobias Mendes as Prince Philip. Even though there are still a few characters to fill in (Camilla Shand and Andrew Parker-Bowles messiness mostly), filming has started up in earnest, despite Netflix admitting the series won’t be out before 2019.
The latest onset spoilers are that the Winsors won’t be staying home this season, or just moving castle to castle. Each season so far has featured the Queen traveling to exotic locations, be it her honeymoon or a country attempting to escape British rule. This year, it looks like she’ll be heading somewhere new: America.
According to The Mirror:
The crew has been spotted shooting in locations around the city centre of Liverpool, using top haunts such as the Three Graces and The Cunard Building. But the locations will not be as they seem, as signs for “Washington DC” around the city suggest the Royal Family may be taking a trip across the Atlantic to visit the American capital.
Listen, after having Vancouver and Toronto stand in for Washington D.C. on the regular, Liverpool is a bit of an upgrade. No, it won’t look anything like my hometown, but it never does, unless you go whole-hog like Wonder Woman and film here.
But seriously, Liverpool, unlike Toronto has the sort of Euro-style building you find dotted around downtown here in DC. Check this shot out from The Mirror’s report:
And this one:
These shots look like a bit of 12th street where it crosses Pennsylvania. I approve.
Love the extras.
Sadly no shots of the Queen.
Like Season 2, this looks to be a bit of historical inaccuracy in service of the storyline. Last season saw the Kennedys’ state visit to the UK, a real event which took place, but it made it seem like Elizabeth had never been to the States, even though she traveled there in 1957 under Eisenhower. Her next state visit to Washington wouldn’t be until 1976 under Gerald Ford.
Now the show is filming Seasons 3 and 4 at the same time, so this could be the Ford visit. But this looks very 1960s era, especially with those cars, suggesting they’ll have her coming to visit President Johnson, even if it’s not completely accurate.
The Crown Season 3 is presumed to debut some time in early 2019.