The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced that AFI Fest 2019 will host “An Evening With Peter Morgan,” which will include a conversation with Academy Award-nominated, Emmy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning writer and producer in tribute to his celebrated career, followed by The Crown Season 3 premiere. In attendance alongside Morgan will be season three cast members Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Josh O’Connor and Erin Doherty. The event will be held on Saturday, November 16, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.
“Peter Morgan has an unmatched talent in creating some of the most engaging historical dramas,” said Michael Lumpkin, Director, AFI Festivals. “With the bold and brilliant move of introducing a new cast for season three of THE CROWN, Morgan takes us deeper into the politics, pageantry and personalities of the British royal family.”
The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street — and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.
Olivia Colman takes over the iconic role as Queen Elizabeth in season three. The new season also features Tobias Menzies as Prince Phillip, Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret and newcomers Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles and Erin Doherty as Princess Anne.
The third season will launch on Netflix Sunday, November 17, 2019.