And fans are royally excited.
The London Evening Standard reported Friday that Helena Bonham Carter is “all but confirmed” to play Princess Margaret in the next two seasons of Netflix’s The Crown.
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Bonham Carter would be replacing Vanessa Kirby, who played the Queen’s younger sister in Seasons 1 and 2 of the show.
When reached by BuzzFeed News, representatives for Netflix and Bonham Carter had no comment. But the Hollywood Reporter and EW independently reported that Bonham Carter is near a deal.
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As The Crown continues, the show is taking the unique step of recasting its all its major characters to accurately reflect their ages.
So far, Olivia Colman has been confirmed to take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy in Seasons 3 and 4, but Prince Philip has yet to be recast.
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