will take over the role of Princess Margaret in seasons 3 and 4 of “ ,” according to the .
The role is currently played by, but as the series moves forward in time, the cast is being aged-up. It was that (who stars as Queen Elizabeth II) will be handing over her crown to “ ” Golden Globe winner .
The British paper reports that the deal is “all but confirmed” for Bonham Carter play the sister of Queen Elizabeth II in the hit Netflix series. She was reportedly approached to play the older Elizabeth, but opted instead to play the “friskier” sister.
She previously played the future Queen Mother (and wife of King George VI) in “,” for which she earned her second Oscar nomination. Coincidentally, Colman played the same role in “ .” If you’re a British actress, it’s a given you’re going to play a Queen at least once in your career.
No word yet on who’ll take over as the older Prince Philip, who’s currently played by former Doctor Who.