Helena Bonham Carter in Talks to Play Princess Margaret on "The Crown"

Helena Bonham Carter in Talks to Play Princess Margaret on

If you've finished binge-watching the second season of The Crown on Netflix, you're probably wondering when the third season will arrive.

It was announced earlier that Olivia Colman would be replacing Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth in the upcoming third and fourth seasons, which have not yet been ordered but are expected.

Carter is reportedly nearing a deal to ascend to The Crown, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Helena Bonham Carter is reportedly a shoo-in to take over the role of Princess Margaret in the next two seasons of Netflix flagship drama The Crown.

Season 2 however, was her last appearance in the show, as show producers intend to change the cast of The Crown every two seasons to reflect their ages. But as synonymous as Foy, Matt Smith, Kirby, and the others have become with their roles, they have worthy successors.

The 51-year-old actress is "all but confirmed" to play the part of Princess Margaret - Queen Elizabeth II's younger, and at times controversial sister - in seasons 3 and 4 of the critically acclaimed series, the UK's Evening Standard newspaper reports. Carter has played her fair share of eccentric, tragic souls and will occupy the part perfectly. She has some experience playing a member of the royal family. Both Bonham Carter and Colman have previously played the Queen Mother on film, played in the show by Victoria Hamilton up until now, with Bonham Carter receiving an Oscars nod for the performance in The King's Speech.

The first two seasons covered the years 1947 to 1963 in the lives of the British monarchy.

The second season, which premiered December 8 on the streaming service, ended with Margaret marrying Matthew Goode's Earl of Snowdon and pregnant with their first child.

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