Looks like the start date for season three of The Crown may have been revealed 5 months ago

Looks like the start date for season three of The Crown may have been revealed

It looks like season three of The Crown is a LOT closer than we thought.

At least, according to one of the stars of the new season.

Game of Thrones' Tobias Menzies, who is taking over the role of Prince Philip from Matt Smith, appeared to spill the beans during an interview on Jo Good's BBC radio show.

“We shot season three and that starts in November,” he told the radio host.

He also said that he had spoken to Matt Smith "a little" before he started work on the new season.

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, while Emma Corrin will be playing  Lady Diana Spencer.

Speaking about the recasting of the roles, Menzies said he reckons it will be a "different show" when season three does begin.

"I think it will be different - I think it will be a different show. But I really hoping audiences will fall in love with us lot, too," he added.

Her has reached out to Netflix for more information. 

The news comes a few months after it was reported the third season would launch in the "second half" of 2019.

As reported by Deadlinethe highly anticipated third season of the royal drama will debut at any point from July 1.

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.