The hit Netflix original series about the beloved royal family will be picking up from the last season to be set in the 1970s. “The Crown” season 4 will also feature new characters including Prince Charles and Princess Diana including their royal wedding.
Season 4 will focus more on the relationship dynamic between Prince Charles and Princess Diana from their wedding to the ending of their ill-fated romantic relationship. A trailer for the new season gives a sneak peek of what the new seasons hold including the 1981 royal wedding with Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
The new season will also introduce an iconic political figure of the UK, prime minister Margaret Thatcher, played by Gillian Anderson. Princess Diana will be played by Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor will be playing the role of Prince Charles.
Josh O’Connor discloses to Screen International, “We all have a set position on the dynamic between Charles and Diana. It’s been great to have the ability to either fight against that or, at times, acknowledge it and also to challenge any question of, ‘Did he ever love her?'”
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As for the role of Queen Elizabeth II, Olivia Coleman will be returning for a second season to play the Queen which is a daunting role according to Coleman. Coleman explains in an interview with The Daily Mirror, “There is much more pressure when you’re playing someone who is still living, and you have this fear that they’re watching it and won’t like it. You’re thinking, ‘Oh my God, what if Queen Elizabeth II watches the series and sees me? Perhaps she will think that my interpretation is completely wrong. She’s going to change channels.'”
As “The Crown” features a chronological story, actors are replaced as older versions of the royal family and Imelda Staunton will be replacing Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II for the final two seasons. The character of Prince Philip will also be replaced by actor Jonathan Pryce
Netflix has spared no expense in creating one of the most highly-anticipated seasons of “The Crown” and will be replicating styles worn by the royal family during the 1970s including the infamous Diana wedding dress. Season 4 of “The Crown” is set to hit Netflix by November 15.