Viewers of The Crown, the Netflix series that chronicles Queen Elizabeth’s reign, won’t have to wait that long for the next chapter of the season. The Crown Season four is scheduled to crash in its entirety on November 15, just in time for a Thanksgiving binge. Read what we know so far about the upcoming series.
Since The Crown Season 3 debuted at Netflix last fall, viewers were happily looking forward to its fourth season and the long-awaited arrival of Princess Diana. When the royal family enters the 1980s, viewers should hope to see more of Wales’ Princess (and Prince) and Queen’s Tensions with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the coming series.
New episodes of The Crown season 4!
In an interview, Josh O’Connor, who plays as Prince Charles in the series, first hinted that season four would come later this year.
“We’re far into it now,” he said of shooting the season 4 of the show. “We’ve had a great number of months left, a couple of episodes left, so it’s exhilarating, and I think it’s going to be the best one yet. I’m just looking forward to completing it and then having to post it sometime in 2020, I suppose.”
And in August, Netflix officially announced the release date: November 15, 2020.
Seasons three and four of The Crown were shot back-to-back so that viewers of the program did not have to wait too long for episodes.
Cast for The Crown season 4!
Corrin and Anderson are additions to the cast, along with Fleabag’s Angus Imrie, who will be entered as a young Prince Edward. Meanwhile, season three’s key casting is getting back, with:
- Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth
- Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip
- O’Connor as Prince Charles
- Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret
- Ben Daniels as Antony Armstrong-Jones
- Erin Doherty as Princess Anne
- Emerald Fennell as Camilla Shand
- Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother
- Charles Dance as Louis Mountbatten.
Plot of The Crown season 4!
Season three took up the plot in 1964, tackling Harold Wilson’s election as Prime Minister and completing the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty in 1977. Season four will likely unfurl against the backdrop of the ’80s and early’ 90s – a memorably tumultuous time for The Firm.
Thatcher served as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, so it is fair to assume that she will be heavily involved in the drama. The major political activities of the time included the Falklands War and the miners’ strike.
There is no question that the union of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, along with their split and divorce, will be dissected. Their wedding day, which took place on July 29, 1981, is likely to be the subject of an entire episode.
Princes William and Harry, born in 1982 and 1984, will no doubt make their first appearances in the film, including as children. Prince William joined his parents on the 1983 Australian tour, although there was no evidence of an infant in the view of the shooting that appeared.
It’s also safe to assume that the newly divorced Princess Margaret will continue to control screen time.
Trailer of The Crown season 4!
Although Netflix has yet to drop a full-length trailer, a 33-second peek of the fourth series has been released, along with the first look at Emma Corrin as Diana, Princess of Wales. In particular, the young royal appears with her back to the camera — stepping out of her flat on Old Brompton Road, where she lived before her engagement, in the glow of flashbulbs, and wearing her wedding dress. Gillian Anderson is also featured as Margaret Thatcher.