The royal drama, The Crown, welcomes another season as its fourth installment is expected to drop later this year. Netflix confirmed this last August with a final release date on November 15. Fans of the British family’s chronicles wouldn’t have to wait longer. Here are some of the things we currently know about the show.
The Crown recounts the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II. From her marriage back in 1947 to political rivalries she made, leading to the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. The drama was notable for its writing, cast, production values, and relatively accurate historical account of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. It received several recognitions for the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards, and won Claire Foy the Best Actress in a lead role.
The Crown Season 4 Release Date
Actor Josh O’Connor who plays Prince Charles in the series first hinted about the upcoming season. In a Harper’s Bazaar interview, he shared “We’re well into it now. We’ve got many months left, they’ve got a few episodes in, so it’s really exciting.”
“And I think it will be the best yet, actually. I’m really looking forward to finishing that and then getting to share it sometime in 2020, I guess.”
The fourth season started filming in August 2019 and wrapped up productions in March 2020. The show’s producers confirmed that filming was completed before the pandemic lockdown. Hence, the release date would not be delayed.
Last August, Netflix announced the final release date which was November 15 along with a teaser trailer for the show’s much-awaited scenes.
The Crown Season 4 Cast
Olivia Colman will be reprising her role as Queen Elizabeth II with Tobias Menzies joining her as Prince Philip. Helena Bonham Carter also returns as Princess Margaret, and Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles.
This will be the last series to feature the current cast before they are again replaced for seasons 5 and 6.
The series will also witness a number of new additions to the cast, including Lady Diana Spencer who will be played by actress Emma Corrin. Gillian Anderson is also set to appear as Margaret Thatcher, the new Prime Minister.
The Crown Season 4 Plot
With the introduction of Lady Diana Spencer in the fourth season, we can expect her character’s involvement in the royal family. Among the highly-anticipated events will be her early days of courtship with Prince Charles, their wedding, and the difficulties the pair had in their marriage, leading to their divorce in 1992.
A synopsis from Netflix also teased on tensions that will arise between Thatcher and the Queen, which will “grow worse” as the country enters the Falklands War.
The Falklands War will infuse conflict within the Commonwealth as well as challenge the Queen’s leadership.
The Crown Season 4 Trailer
The Crown Season 4 has yet to release a full trailer, but Netflix shared a short teaser. This gave fans a glimpse of Gillian Anderson, the ‘Iron Lady Prime Minister’ that is Margaret Thatcher.
Emma Corrin also debuted in the trailer as the late Lady Diana, although hardly showing her face in full.
Images taken from her back were instead featured, including the iconic wedding dress she wore down the aisle.
Where Can You Watch The Crown Season 4?
Season 4 of the Netflix Original will be available to stream on November 15, 2020. In the meantime, you can catch up on all three of the previous seasons on the streaming platform to satiate your need for royal viewing.