The British star has been linked to the role and Variety has confirmed he is being lined up to play Queen Elizabeth II’s husband in the series, which streams around the world on Netflix. He would replace Matt Smith, who has played Philip in the first two seasons.
It would be the latest piece of key casting news after Olivia Colman was confirmed as taking over the role of Elizabeth for the upcoming two seasons from Claire Foy. Helena Bonham Carter will play the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby.
Peter Morgan created the show and has always said that he intended to change key cast members in later seasons, to better portray the main characters as they age.
The show’s producers, Sony-backed Left Bank, has Bettany in its sight and The Daily Mail reports Left Bank