The Crown Season 4 || What You Need To Know

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The Crown creator Peter Morgan had initially thought of his series as a three-season story taking place over 60 years, however, things changed, and the fact that compressing 20 years of British history into a single season of television became hard to attain. Therefore, look forward for more Netflix binge watching, it’s time to build castles in the air as what season 4 of The Crown has in store.

This season will introduce new characters. From Gillian Anderson’s Margaret Thatcher to the arrival of Princess Diana and a Claire Foy cameo, here’s a detailed sneak peek on season 4 of The Crown.


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Drop Date

Olivia Colman confirmed that the fourth season would begin filming in August 2019, after the announcement of casting for the role of Princess Diana. So, late 2020 would be airing time..


Any Pictures Or Perhaps A Trailer?

No official footage of the fourth season exists yet, however, some on-set photos have found their way to the internet. The two main additions in season 4 are going to be Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher. Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin can be seen reenacting Charles and Diana’s 1983 tour of Australia, while Anderson as Thatcher wears a blue suit while disembarking a ship similar to the Royal Yacht Brittania.

The first photos of baby Prince William will emerge too.


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Time Period?

The fourth season would center around Thatcher’s years as prime minister, just as the third season focused on Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Historically, Thatcher held the title from 1979 to 1990. Events within that period include the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana as well as the birth of their two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. The season will end around 1990, the year Thatcher was “ousted” from the Prime Minister position.


Any Major Events?

A surgery that Princess Margaret undergoes in 1985. She smoked 60 cigarettes a day with the knowledge that her father died of lung cancer at 54. She had a lung removed, and she carried on smoking. She was a total addict.


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Who’s Playing Princess Diana?

Emma Corrin would play Princess Diana..

 Beyond excited and honored to be joining The Crown for its fourth season,” Corrin said in a statement released by Netflix. “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. 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!


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What About Claire Foy?

As Coleman replaced Foy for aging purposes, the Queen will be reflecting on her youth in season 4. Which brought back Claire Foy in a cameo that spotted her filming it for the upcoming season on November 20, 2020.


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Will There Be A Megan Markle Mention In Future Seasons?

As Netflix plans to give The Crown at least six seasons, and seasons 5 and 6 will include new actors within the palace walls.  It’s yet to be confirmed if that timeline includes Meghan Markle’s entrance into (or recent Megxit from) the royal family.