The fourth season of The Crown is coming and we've got all the details about it right here.
All of us are impatiently anticipating Peter Morgan’s fourth installment of the epic series The Crown. Lucky for us, the fourth season’s filming completed just before the Coronavirus pandemic which caused all of the entertainment industry to shut down indefinitely. So, we can hope for the series to light up our screens soon!
Here, we talk about the important details about The Crown season 4, that you should not miss out on.
Even though major characters of the series had been replaced at the beginning of its third installment, Oscar-winner Olivia Colman will return to the screen as Queen Elizabeth II and Tobias Menzies, will be reprising his role as The Duke of Edinburgh. Helena Bonham Carter will also be playing her role as Princess Margaret in the fourth installment. Moreover, Josh O'Connor will come back as Prince Charles and Erin Doherty will be reprising her role as Princess Anne.
We expect the storyline of season four to revolve around the events of the late '70s and '80s, and the possible introduction of Princess Diana in the series as well as Margaret Thatcher.
Season three finished around 1977. Therefore, in season four, we will see the events when Margaret Thatcher got elected as the Conservative Prime Minister in 1979. Gillian Anderson will play Thatcher's role, and since Thatcher remained in office till 1990, we will surely be seeing a lot of her!
Moreover, Emma Corrin will be playing the role of Lady Diana Spencer, the Princess of Wales.
In 1981, Prince Charles married Lady Diana. Their eldest son, Prince William, was born in 1982, while Prince Harry came along in 1984. All of these events will likely be covered in season four. We will also probably see the difficulty in Diana and Charles’s marriage that subsequently led to their divorce in the new season.
Like mentioned earlier, season three finished in 1977, so we will be seeing events from that date onwards to up to 1990 in season four. However, this is yet to be confirmed by Netflix as well as Peter Morgan.
According to a Times report, the new season will feature the disagreements between Queen Elizabeth and Margaret Thatcher over South Africa’s Apartheid, the strike of miners in 1984, and the Falklands War in 1982.
We may also see the incident when there were gunshots fired at the Queen in 1981 and the intruder in Buckingham House, Michael Fagan, who had gone to the Queen’s bedroom.
Netflix hasn't released a date for airing the fourth installment of The Crown yet; however, there won't be a long wait for it, such as that in season two and three, where there was a two-year wait.
Since the filming has been done—filming of season four wrapped up in mid-March this year—we expect the season to air in November or December this year.