Netflix have announced a release date for The Crown season 4.
The series will return on November 15th with Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Lady Diana Spencer.
A sneak peek released today hints at some challenges ahead for the family.
The anguish and trepidation evident in the young woman’s entry into the monarchy in the 1980’s and subsequent life is hinted at in the short tease with a series of short shots of apparent anxiety.
The official synopsis for the series says, “As the 1970s are drawing to a close, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family find themselves preoccupied with safeguarding the line of succession by securing an appropriate bride for Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), 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 (Gillian Anderson), 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 (Emma Corrin) provides a much-needed fairytale to unite the British people, behind closed doors, the Royal family is becoming increasingly divided.”
In April 2019, Netflix announced that it finally cast its Princess Diana. Taking on the role will be newcomer Emma Corrin.
“Emma is a brilliant talent who immediately captivated us when she came in for the part of Diana Spencer,” Peter Morgan, the creator of The Crown, told the Hollywood Reporter. “As well as having the innocence and beauty of a young Diana, she also has, in abundance, the range and complexity to portray an extraordinary woman who went from anonymous teenager to becoming the most iconic woman of her generation.”