The actress said she's excited to "portray such a complicated and controversial woman."
The show returns Sunday, November 17 on Netflix.
Plus, see what the stars of the show look like in real life.
It will likely premiere in 2020.
From episode recaps to cast interviews, here's everything you need to know about The Crown.
Oh look, she's already conveniently dressed to accept her Emmy.
Colman is playing Queen Elizabeth in Seasons 3 and 4 of 'The Crown.'
And we get to see more of Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies.
Olivia Colman and Josh O'Connor's costumes are so accurate.
Paparazzi captured stars Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies filming difficult scenes this week.
The resemblance is striking.
Tobias Menzies is taking over from Matt Smith in Season 3.
The revelation that Smith was paid more than Claire Foy sparked backlash earlier this year.
The actress inadvertently became the face of equal pay after the show's producers revealed her co-star received more money.
The 'Game of Thrones' and 'Outlander' star will replace Matt Smith's younger iteration for Seasons 3 and 4.
The statement comes a week after producers revealed Foy was paid less than Smith for her role as Queen Elizabeth II.
Smith made more than his co-star, Claire Foy, for his role as Prince Philip.