Netflix has set a premiere date for Season 4 of The Crown. The latest season of the royal drama, starring Olivia Colman, will drop on the streaming service on November 15th 2020. Netflix announced the news with a 30-second clip from the new season, in which Colman’s Queen Elizabeth II says: “Something as important as the monarchy simply cannot be allowed to fail.”
The teaser also contains images of Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, and Princess Diana (played by Emma Corrin). The latter is seen in her wedding dress on the day she marries Prince Charles. It was recently confirmed that the series had been renewed at Netflix for a sixth and final season; after originally only being renewed for a fifth season.
The Crown is a historical drama web television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The first season covers the period from Queen 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. The fourth will include Margaret Thatcher’s premiership and introduce Lady Diana Spencer. The fifth and sixth seasons (which will be the series’ final season) will cover the Queen’s reign into the 21st century.
The show is taking a filming break until next year, meaning Season 5 will not premiere until 2022. Continuing the shows tradition of changing actors as the characters get older, the fifth season will see Golden Globe winner Olivia Colman handing off the role of Queen Elizabeth II to Imelda Stuanton for the sixth and final season.