Apparently, this is when season three of The Crown is going to be released 4 months ago

Apparently, this is when season three of The Crown is going to be released

There's still a little while to wait.

The third season of Netflix's The Crown is reportedly set to launch in the second half of this year - and more than 18 months after season two.

Which, really, it's not the worst news - but we'll admit it, we were hoping it would be sooner.

As reported by Deadlinethe highly anticipated third season of the royal drama will debut in the second half of 2019, meaning any point from July 1.

Granted, that could mean anything from July until December 31. So we could be in for a long wait.

The publication report that Netflix confirmed the news in a letter to its investors following their first quarter financial results.

Other titles said to be set to launch in the latter half of 2019 include Stranger Things (July 4), as well as The Witcher, Orange Is The New Black, and 13 Reasons Why. 

The news comes soon after the latest casting announcement for The Crown was announced.

Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies have been confirmed to be taking over the roles of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip from Claire Foy and Matt Smith.

Meanwhile, Helena Bonham Carter will be stepping into the role of Princess Margaret, which was previously played by Vanessa Kirby.

Josh O'Connor will be playing Prince Charles and, now, we've gotten our first look at who will be playing Lady Diana Spencer.

The Crown's official Twitter account announced on April 9 that Emma Corrin would be playing the role.

Following the news of her casting, the actress said:

"I have been glued to the show and to think I'm now joining this incredibly talented acting family is surreal.

"Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring.

"To explore her through Peter Morgan's writing is the most exceptional opportunity and I will strive to do her justice."

She will appear in season four of The Crown.