After the release of teaser photos for Netflix’s The Crown Season 4, the world can’t help but speculate about what’s next. The said glamorous photos gave the anticipating viewers a look on the new characters who will be joining the cast. As we set our sights on the upcoming installment, will they give a hint about which events will be covered? Read on to know more.
What will be The Crown Season 4’s time period?
Season three picked up the storyline around 1964, covering Harold Wilson’s election as Prime Minister. It ended with Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. In retrospect, we have almost hit the year Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was elected – 1979. She then remained in office until 1990, so we could expect a full season tackling about the same timeline.
Gillian Anderson is set to star as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Her leadership and her relationship with the Queen will likely be the center of season four.
Anderson confessed how nervous she was before shooting her scenes saying, “As we got closer to filming, I almost died. My heart has never beat so fast in all of my life.”
Which events will be covered in The Crown’s Season 4?
The official synopsis of the show on Netflix reads:
“As the 1970s are drawing to a close, Queen Elizabeth and her family find themselves preoccupied with safeguarding the line of succession by securing an appropriate bride for Prince Charles, who is still unmarried at 30. As the nation begins to feel the impact of divisive policies introduced by Britain’s first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher tensions arise between her and the Queen which only grow worse as Thatcher leads the country into the Falklands War, generating conflict within the Commonwealth. While Charles’ romance with a young Lady Diana Spencer provides a much-needed fairytale to unite the British people, behind closed doors, the Royal family is becoming increasingly divided.”The Crown Season 4 Synopsis | Netflix
The marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana will be one of the most interesting plots to follow. This should include the highs and the lows of their relationship leading to their separation and eventual divorce. Their wedding day, which took place on July 29, 1981 will also be a very promising highlight for the latest season.
Josh O’Connor who plays Prince Charles in the show said, “Well, it’s the Diana years so we know that period so well. And in terms of Charles himself, if series three was to make people feel empathy and sorry for him, I guess we’re going to pull the rug from under him in the next series.”
Another notable event is the 1983 tour of Australia which first witnessed Prince William attending together with his royal parents. Prince William having been born in 1982, and Prince Harry in 1984 may also appear in the series, although as infants. However, leaked photos of the filming which took place in Spain showed no signs of a young child.
The infamous 1982 break-in incident at Buckingham Palace will also be depicted in the upcoming season. Michael Fagan reportedly entered Queen Elizabeth’s room with shards of glass from an ashtray. Although the monarch was not injured, it was considered an alarming security breach for Fagan scaled the castle’s perimeter wall.
When will The Crown Season 4 be released?
All episodes of The Crown’s Season 4 are expected to drop on Netflix on November 15. A full official trailer is still unavailable, but the short teaser can be watched below.