We Irish resisted 'The Crown' for as long as we could but damn, it is a good show.

'The Crown' traces the life of Queen Elizabeth II to the present day, beginning with her marriage to Prince Philip. The first two seasons saw Claire Foy play the Queen and Matt Smith play Prince Philip, and both were brilliant in the respective roles.

So far, 'The Crown' has earned wide acclaim and numerous awards.

As pretty much all the show's fans know by now, the next season sees Olivia Colman take over as Elizabeth while Tobias Menzies will play Philip. The recasting reflects how the timeline is moving forward and the characters are aging.

Season three of the series is expected to land on Netflix later this year, with an exact release date to be confirmed.

Some other exciting cast additions to look forward to include Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher. 'The Crown' season three will also feature Jason Watkins as former Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles.

While we wait for new episodes, we're sharing some behind the scenes trivia for fans of the historical drama. Enjoy!