‘The Crown’ Casts Paul Bettany For Season 3 and 4

You know that we love The Crown and can’t get enough of anything and everything having to do with the royal family. We’ve known that Claire Foy will be replaced by Broadchurch‘s Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth and now we know who will replace Matt Smith as Prince Phillip.

And we’re kinda shocked by this casting if we’re being honest.

Paul Bettany is about to be a member of the royal family.

The actor will be be playing Phillip in seasons 3 and 4. You may recognize Bettany from A Beautiful Mind, A Knight’s Tale and The Da Vinci Code just to name a few.

We’re interested to see what he brings to the table. Now we sit here quietly and wait to see when Netflix green lights season 3 and 4. But we’re thinking that it’s probably a given with all the casting.

Then again you never know.

Season 2 of The Crown is currently airing on Netflix.