Netflix has revealed the release date and teaser trailer for The Crown Season 4! The new season will launch on the streaming service on November 15, 2020.
Gillian Anderson (Margaret Thatcher) and Emma Corrin (Lady Diana Spencer) join Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II) in The Crown Season 4. In the 10-episode fourth season, 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 (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 (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.
The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world — Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.
Written by Peter Morgan, The Crown also stars Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies as The Duke of Edinburgh, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Ben Daniels as Lord Snowdon, Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten.
Claire Foy (who is expected to make a cameo appearance in the fourth season) played Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons (buy the first two seasons), along with Matt Smith as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret.
The third season, which launched on the streaming service on November 17, 2019, sees a new guard sweep into Downing Street, as Queen Elizabeth (Colman) and her family struggle to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing Britain.
From cold-war paranoia, through to the jet-set and the space age – the exuberance of the 1960s and the long hangover of the 1970s – Elizabeth and the Royals must adapt to a new, more liberated, but also more turbulent world.
While creator Peter Morgan had previously announced that the show would end after five seasons, the series will now conclude after its sixth season (which was actually the original plan).
In the fifth and sixth seasons, Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II. Joining her will be Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, and Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip.