The Crown Season 4: Plot, Cast, Release Date & Everything You Need To Know
The Crown Season 4

The Crown Season 4: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Next Instalment of The Olivia Colman Starrer Historical-Drama Series on Netflix.

The Crown portrays the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 to Price Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, until the early 21st century. Apart from writing the show, Peter Morgan serves as the showrunner and executive producer. Some of the episodes in the show have been inspired by Morgan’s stage-play, ” The Audience.”  It has received widespread acclaim for its brilliant and sharp writing, stellar performances, rich production values, and a relatively accurate historical account of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

The fourth season is set to premiere on November 15, 2020, on Netflix. This announcement has brought joy to the fans of the show across the globe, who have been eagerly awaiting its premiere. So, let’s dig deeper into season four of The Crown before its long-awaited premiere.

What Will Be The Plot of The Crown Season 4?

As mentioned earlier, The Crown traces the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 through to the present day. While the first and second instalments of The Crown covered 1947 to 1955 and 1956 to 1964 respectively, the third series ran from 1964 to 1977.

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Season four begins in 1979 and ends in 1990. This implies that All of the biggest political dramas of the Thatcher years will be covered, including the scaling up of IRA attacks, the Falklands War, and Britain’s tense relationship with South Africa, then still under apartheid rule.

The dispute between Downing Street and Buckingham Palace following Thatcher’s landslide victory in 1979 will be covered in detail. The fourth season will also include the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana as well as the births of their two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. The makers of the show have plenty of material to play with and it will interesting to watch their attempt to translate all this onto the screen.

Who is in the cast of The Crown Season 4?

After making her debut as the Queen in the third series, Olivia Colman will return as Elizabeth II for the coming season. Claire Foy, who played the role in the first two instalments, will also make a cameo in a flashback. 

Tobias Menzies will continue to play Prince Philip for this season. He will be replaced by Jonathan Pryce for seasons five and six. Helena Bonham Carter will reprise her role as the Queen’s younger sister in the fourth season. Here’s a look at the star cast of The Crown season 4:

  • Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth
  • Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip
  • O’Connor as Prince Charles
  • Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret
  • Ben Daniels as Antony Armstrong-Jones
  • Erin Doherty as Princess Anne
  • Emerald Fennell as Camilla Shand
  • Marion Bailey as The Queen Mother
  • Charles Dance as Louis Mountbatten
  • Jason Watkins as Harold Wilson 
  • Erin Doherty as Princess Anne 
  • Jane Lapotaire as Princess Alice of Battenberg 
  • Josh O’Connor as Charles, Prince of Wales 
  • Michael Maloney as Edward Heath 
  • Emerald Fennell as Camilla Shand 
  • Andrew Buchan as Andrew Parker Bowles

Apart from this, we have two high profile additions to the cast. In April 2019, Netflix announced newcomer Emma Corrin would play Princess Diana making the fans super excited. Meanwhile, Gillian Anderson will join the cast as Margaret Thatcher, the United Kingdom’s first female prime minister.  

Production Details:

The Crown‘s showrunner and creator Peter Morgan told Vanity Fair that while most of the production was wrapped prior to the coronavirus pandemic, a few episodes had to be reconfigured. The filming started again in late August with other teams worked simultaneously on editing and locking episodes. The post-production was wrapped up by October 15. 

As per, approximately 90 filming locations were used for season four of The Crown. In addition to Buckingham Palace, seven other royal households feature in this series: Windsor Castle (filmed at Belvoir Castle and Burghley House); Kensington Palace (Harefield Grove, Brocket Hall, and Wellington College); Sandringham (Somerleyton Hall); Highgrove (Somerley House); Clarence House (High Canons); and Gatcombe Park (Wrotham Park).

The Crown Season 4 Trailer

In October, Netflix released the official teaser trailer which focused on the courtship, engagement, and marriage between Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The trailer received positive reviews for its visual stunning locales and emotional appeal. Watch the teaser here:

The Crown Season 4 Release Date

Fans who feared that the coronavirus pandemic would delay The Crown’s fourth season can have a sigh of relief as Netflix has announced that all episodes will premiere on November 15th. 

Will there more season after ‘The Crown Season 4’?

Series creator Peter Morgan has confirmed that there will be another two seasons of The Crown. We will see a lot of changes in the star cast. The production team is taking a break and we can’t expect season five and six to release before 2022.