Helena Bonham Carter’s time as Princess Margaret may have ended with the November 2020 premiere of The crown Season 4, but the actress is not yet parting ways with Netflix. As actress Lesley Manville prepares to take on the role of the late royal in the historical drama’s fifth season, Carter prepares to join another Netflix original series, The House.
At the Annecy International Film Festival on Monday, the streaming giant announced the casting for its upcoming dark animated anthology series, which focuses on a house and the stories of three tenants who live there. Carter will play Jen, “an eccentric tenant” in chapter three of the series alongside Game of Thrones‘Paul Kaye as Jen’s “spiritual friend”, Cosmos, Defend the Guilty‘s Will Sharpe as “young artist and sensitive tenant” Elias, and Enola Holmes star Susan Wokoma as Rosa, “the owner determined to restore the house to its former glory”. Chapter One’s vocal cast, meanwhile, includes Claudie Blakley, Matthew Goode, Mia Goth, Mark Heap, Miranda Richardson, Josh McGuire and Stephanie Cole, with Jarvis Cocker, Yvonne Lombard and Dizzee Rascal making up the voice cast for Chapter Two.
“The characters of The House, albeit in different ways, all try to make sense of the world and their place in it. This is their mistaken attempt to conform to an idea of who they think they are or who they should be, ”producer Charlotte Bavasso said of the series, according to Deadline. “And whether they manage to break free or not. We couldn’t have asked for a better cast: they all embraced the heart of these existentialist comedies and the particularly caustic sense of humor of our visionary filmmakers and writers. dramatically. “
The House will mark one of Carter’s first roles since she left Princess Margaret. The actress first joined the popular Netflix series in Season 3 of 2019, portraying Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister. She reprized the role of Vanessa Kirby, who played the role of Margaret in Seasons 1 and 2. Carter’s portrayal of Margaret earned her an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Due to the nature of The crown, which covers a full decade of the Queen’s reign each season, the cast changes every other season. Netflix announced in July 2020 that Manville would reprise the role of Carter for the final two seasons. At the time, Manville said she “couldn’t be happier” to join the cast of the popular historical drama and added that she was taking over for “two terrific actresses and I really don’t want to let go” . The first four seasons of The crown are available to stream on Netflix. Filming for season 5 is slated to begin this summer.