After teasing Olivia Colman's reign as Queen Elizabeth II with wordless footage, Netflix has finally released a proper introduction to Colman's take on the monarch — and the first words out of her mouth are to call herself an "old bat."
A cheeky teaser for the upcoming third season of The Crown, released Friday, makes light of the show's own transfer of power now that Colman has taken over for Claire Foy in the lead role. The Oscar-winning actress, with corgis at her feet, matches Foy's clipped composure as the Queen studies the difference between a stamp with her younger likeness and one with her current profile.
"A great many changes," she remarks in the teaser. "Nothing one can do about it. One just has to get on with it."
Seasons 3 and 4 of The Crown will cover a new era of Elizabeth's reign, from 1964 to 1977, and will feature an all-new cast of actors taking over the lead roles. In addition to Colman, Tobias Menzies takes over for Matt Smith as Prince Philip, Helena Bonham Carter steps in for Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret, and Ben Daniels replaces Matthew Goode as Margaret's husband, Anthony Armstrong-Jones.
New additions to the cast include Emma Corrin as Princess Diana and Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles, now the Duchess of Cornwall. Gillian Anderson will join the series in Season 4 as former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
The Crown Season 3 premieres on Netflix on Sunday, Nov. 17.
Seasons 1 and 2 are currently available for streaming on Netflix.