Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies taking over from Claire Foy and Matt Smith in the most recent season. The change in acting personnel transcended the show into a more mature era in the Royal household as the storyline moved into the 1960s and the 1970s. But when is the fourth season of The Crown coming up on Netflix, what is it going to be about and who will be in it?
WHEN IS THE CROWN SEASON 4 RELEASING ON NETFLIX?
Netflix has yet to confirm an air date for the fourth season. But it is highly unlikely that we would have to endure the excruciating wait for the fourth season given the two-year gap between seasons two and three. Hopefully, we can look forward to the next season of The Crown in November or December 2020 just a year after the most recent outing of the show.
Filming for seasons three and four was scheduled back-to-back, before total cast changeover as Olivia Coleman and Tobias Menzies step aside in favor of older actors.
WHO WILL BE IN THE CAST OF SEASON 4?
All the main cast from season three are set to return for season 4 – including Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philips, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.
However, there are reports they will be joined by several new cast members playing some famous characters from history.
IS MARGARET THATCHER IN SEASON 4?
Gillian Anderson is set to portray the Conservative Prime Minister in The Crown. It’s is likely that her leadership and her relationship with the Queen will be crucial for season 4. Season 3 finishes in 1977, so we are close to the year Thatcher was elected, 1979. She remained in the office till 1990. So one can expect to see a lot of Gillian Anderson’s Thatcher throughout the season.
IS PRINCESS DIANA IN SEASON 4?
Emma Corrin has been cast to play Lady Diana Spencer, the future Princess of Wales in The Crown. “I have been glued to the show and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is surreal,” Corrin said when the casting was announced. “Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. To explore her through Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity and I will strive to do her justice!”
Diana got married to Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) in 1981 after a brief courtship. Their eldest son Prince William came in 1982 with Prince Harry in 1984- events that will fall within the period covered by season 4.
WHAT’LL HAPPEN IN SEASON 4 OF THE CROWN?
The fourth season will be taking us 1977 up to about 1990. Yet the timing has to be confirmed by the creator of the show, Peter Morgan, or Netflix, who make the show. The Times reported that episodes will be featuring the Queen and Margaret Thatcher’s disagreements over Apartheid in South Africa, the 1984-5 miners’ strike and the 1982 Falklands War.
This is purely speculation yet season 4 is said to be covering the 1981 incidents where six shots were fired at the Queen during the Trooping of the Colour. It’s also very likely that we’ll meet US President Ronald Reagan in season four. It will be exploring his relationship with the Queen, as we have seen most of the US Presidents at some point during the first three seasons of The Crown.
WHEN WILL THE CAST OF THE CROWN CHANGE?
We will get a new cast for seasons five and six. Which brings us to the present day. It is understood that the Crown will run for 6 seasons in total and it was always planned to have two resets of the cast during that period.