The Crown is nearing a return and that’s certainly creating an excited buzz amidst the show’s passionate fanbase.
Netflix has released the trailer for Season 4 of the popular story of the English royal family, covering the reign of current Queen Elizabeth II. The first episode of the new season will air on Nov. 15th.
The Crown has been praised for staying true to the facts in its rather accurate historical account of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. The show has earned 39 Prime-Time Emmy nominations during its three-year run.
Season Four Highlights
This season will cover the entrance of Princess Diana into the royal family and her 1981 royal wedding to Prince Charles. The births of Princes William and Harry and the couple’s 1983 tour of Australia also factor into this year’s series programming.
Other newsworthy moments that viewers should expect to be covered in Season 4 include the 1982 Falklands War, the break-in at Buckingham Palace, which also occurred in 1982, and the 1984 miners’ strike.
New Cast Members
A relative unknown and a prominent star will be introduced as regular cast members during Season 4.
There may be no more popular figure in the history of the current royal family than Princess Diana, so it came as a bit of a surprise that the producers of The Crown opted for the inexperienced Emma Corrin to take on the role of the so-called “People’s Princess.”
Series creator Peter Morgan stated in a release issued by Netflix that Corrin “immediately captivated us” during her audition for the role.
“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,” he added.
Corrin does bear a striking physical resemblance to Diana. Netflix also issued a statement from Corrin covering her reaction to being selected. Corrin said she was “beyond excited and honoured” to be granted such a vital role in the series.
“I have been glued to the show since the first episode and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is just surreal,” Corrin said. “Princess Diana was an icon, and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring.
“To be given the chance to explore her through Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity, and I will strive to do her justice.”
Former X Files star Gillian Anderson will also join the Season 4 cast. She was selected to portray British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Anderson indicated that viewers can expect to see a softer side of the woman that the country came to know as the “Iron Lady.”
“For instance, in terms of the episodes where her son goes missing,” Anderson explained to the Radio Times. “That is grounded, well-founded and well-documented emotion that she was experiencing at that time, so it doesn’t feel like it’s out of order in a way.
“It’s a whole portrait. It’s not a one-dimensional portrait.”
Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II), Tobias Menzies (Prince Philip), Helena Bonham Carter (Princess Margaret) and Emerald Fennell (Camilla Shand) all return to their roles.
Could A Real Royal Show Up?
Show policy is to change the cast members every two years to reflect the aging of the recurring characters. This will be the final season for the current cast members.
As The Crown continues, that’s led to speculation whether an actual member of the royal family might portray themselves at some point in the series. Online betting site Betway is even offering odds on this possibility.
Not surprisingly, Meghan Markle, who was an actor and a regular on the TV series Suits before her marriage to Prince Harry, is the +100 favorite to appear in the show. Prince Harry (+350), Pippa Middleton (+450) are other top contenders.
Sarah Ferguson (+2000) falls into the mid-range of betting prospects, while Prince William (+5000), Prince Charles (+8000) and Queen Elizabeth (+10000) are all extreme longshots to make an appearance.
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