The Crown: Season 4 Trailer Puts Prince Charles and Princess Diana in the Spotlight
Netflix's Much-Awaited Original Series Is Back With A Bang!
Fans of Netflix’s royal drama series 'The Crown' have long anticipated the arrival of Princess Diana ever since the series began, and the first trailer for Season 4 proves just how monumental Diana’s addition will be for the show.
The award-winning Netflix series is a historical drama web television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, created and principally written by Peter Morgan.
The Crown's first season covers the period from Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's marriage in 1947 to the disintegration of her sister Princess Margaret's engagement to Group Captain Peter Townsend in 1955. The second season covers the period from the Suez Crisis in 1956 to the retirement of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in 1963 and the birth of Prince Edward in 1964. The third season spans the period between 1964 and 1977, including Harold Wilson's two periods as prime minister, and introduces Camilla Shand.
However, it is the series' fourth season that fans have been waiting for since it will showcase the relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana. It will include Margaret Thatcher's premiership and introduce Lady Diana Spencer. The fifth and sixth seasons, which will close the series, will cover the Queen's reign into the 21st century.
In the season 4 trailer, Emma Corrin, who essays the magnanimous role of Diana in the season, can be seen bearing an uncanny resemblance to the late royal while taking the viewers through a tumultuous journey of marriage with Prince Charles.
“Here is the stuff of which fairy tales are made — a prince and princess on their wedding day. But fairy tales usually end at this point, with the simple phrase, ‘They lived happily ever after,'” the trailer’s narration says. “As husband and wife live out their vows, loving and cherishing one another — sharing life’s splendors and miseries, achievements and setbacks — they will be transformed in the process. Our faith sees the wedding day not as the place of arrival, but the place where the adventure really begins.”
The season chronicles the era from 1979 to 1990 and will again feature Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth, Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, and Gillian Anderson as prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
Meanwhile, Game of Thrones actor Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Philip and Elizabeth Debicki will play as Princess Diana for seasons 5 and 6.
Netflix’s official synopsis for “The Crown” Season 4 reads:
“As the 1970s are drawing to a close, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) 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. While Charles’ romance with a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) provides a much-needed fairytale to unite the British people, as the transformation from teenager to Princess of Wales takes place, it is anything but a fairy tale for Diana.”
The Crown's season 4 will be released on Netflix on November 15, 2020.