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Outlander's Tobias Menzies Joins The Crown As New Prince Philip

The Crown has found its replacement for Matt Smith. According to Entertainment WeeklyOutlander's Tobias Menzies has joined the Netflix series' third season as Prince Philip.

The Crown's first two seasons starred Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, following her marriage to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Smith). Olivia Colman is set to take over as Queen for the show's expected third and fourth seasons, which will cover later years in the royals' lives. Also leading the new cast is Helena Bonham Carter, who will replace Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret.

Paul Bettany was previously in talks to join the series as Prince Philip, but he reportedly had a scheduling conflict that forced him to drop out. Menzies holds a Golden Globe nomination for his dual role as Black Jack Randall and Frank Randall on Starz's time traveling romance Outlander. He is also known for Roe, Forget Me Not, Atonement, Casino Royale, and Game of Thrones, and has a part in the upcoming AMC series The Terror.

The Crown's third and fourth seasons are reportedly set to follow the royal family throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The show has proven to be very popular, winning the Golden Globe for Best Television Series — Drama at the 2017 ceremony and also taking home a trophy for Foy. In 2018, it earned another Golden Globe nomination for Best Drama and another nod for Foy.

The Crown's third season does not have a premiere date yet.