The Crown Season 4 trailer has been released as Princess Diana and Prince Charles take center stage in the new season.
The highly anticipated season of Netflix’s The Crown has released. It focuses on the life of Princess Diana, played by Emma Corrin, and Prince Charles, played by Josh O’Connor. It also features the first look at Gillian Anderson playing the role of Margaret Thatcher.
The trailer’s narration draws attention as it says, “Here is the stuff of which fairy tales are made — a prince and princess on their wedding day. But fairy tales usually end at this point, with the simple phrase, ‘They lived happily ever after.”
The narration continues, “As husband and wife live out their vows, loving and cherishing one another — sharing life’s splendors and miseries, achievements and setbacks — they will be transformed in the process. Our faith sees the wedding day not as the place of arrival, but the place where the adventure really begins.”
The new season will be released on November 15 on Netflix and will be the continuation of season 3. The previous season ended with Queen Elizabeth’s 25th year as the United Kingdom’s sovereign leader.
The main focus for the new season will be on how the Queen and her family are trying to secure the perfect bride for Prince Charles to continue their line of succession. The season will be about the Prince falling for Lady Diana Spencer. The trailer also gives a peek at their relationship that depicts a fairytale to unite the British people but it is actually not.
Netflix Teases Fans Months Ahead
Olivia Colman will be playing Queen Elizabeth for the second consecutive year. Tobias Menzies will also be portraying Prince Philip for the second time. We can also expect to see Claire Foy as she returns for a flashback scene of Queen Elizabeth. A younger version of Prince William will also be a part of the series as the season will see Princess Diana pregnant with Prince Harry.
Netflix teased fans on Twitter by releasing few pictures from the upcoming season as it marked its first look. Photos of Anderson, Corrin, and more were shared alongside the caption, “Change is coming.”
The final two seasons of The Crown will see Elizabeth Debucki playing the role of Princess Diana. Imelda Staunton will be seen playing the role of the Queen. The storyline of season 6 will run through the characters in the 2000s as it started in the 1940s.
“The Crown” is produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television. Executive producers include Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie, Benjamin Caron, Robert Fox, and Matthew Byam Shaw. Michael Casey serves as the series producer.
Netflix announced the news with a 30-second clip previously from the new season, in which Colman’s Queen Elizabeth II says. “Something as important as the monarchy simply cannot be allowed to fail.” Colman narrates, over shots of the monarch on horseback and a glimpse of actress Gillian Anderson as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Attention then turns to Princess Diana, played by Emma Corrin, hounded by paparazzi and fans as she enters the royal family. The new season is likely to grapple with Diana’s transition from a private citizen to a public figure. In the final shot from the teaser, Diana can be seen from the back in her iconic wedding gown as she slowly walks towards a door.
“We All Have A Set Position On The Dynamic Between Charles And Diana”
Season four will pick up in the late 1970s and follow the Queen and Thatcher’s relationship. As well as the ill-fated romance and marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
New cast members include Emma Corrin as Princess Diana and Gillian Anderson, who portrays Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. According to reports, season 4 is likely to set to cover the late ’70s and early ’80s.
Fans have already caught glimpses of Corrin as Princess Diana from filming, with many of the late royal’s most memorable looks being recreated for the show. The huge responsibility of stepping into the heart of one of history’s most famous romances is also something that isn’t lost on Josh O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles.
“We all have a set position on the dynamic between Charles and Diana,” he told Screen International. “It’s been great to have the ability to either fight against that. Or, at times, acknowledge it and also to challenge any question of, ‘Did he ever love her?’”
“Personally I think he must have done,” he continued. “There’s a wealth of layers and richness to Charles and Diana, and I loved seeking that out.”
Fans may want to savor Season 4 as much as they like when it’s released because it will be the final run of new episodes for two years. The show is taking a filming break until next year, meaning Season 5 will not premiere until 2022.
The announcements on Season 4 come off a series of recent casting announcements for seasons 5 & 6. In the last 10 days alone, “Game of Thrones” alum, Jonathan Pryce was revealed as Prince Philip for the final two installments. While Elizabeth Debicki is set to play Princess Diana.
Back in July, show-runner Peter Morgan confirmed that the massive Netflix series would be coming back for a sixth and final season. This was after news of the show being originally planned to end after season 5. The final seasons of the British drama are set to take the royal family into the early 2000s.