Series 4 of The Crown is coming to Netflix soon - everything you need to know

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 3:19 pm

The fourth series of award-winning Netflix original TV show, The Crown, will soon be made available to watch on the streaming site.

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Following the journey of Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown has accumulated a multitude of fans. The programme’s main actors change throughout its seasons to reflect the different stages of the lives of the Queen and her family.

But when will series four be on Netflix, who will star in the latest season and what storylines will the show follow? Here’s everything we know so far.

When will series 4 of The Crown come to Netflix?

The fourth series of the crown will hit Netflix on 15 November 2020, with numerous new faces appearing.

Who will be in the latest series?

Olivia Colman will return as Queen Elizabeth II, alongside Tobias Menzies as Prince Phillip, Helena Bonham Carter portraying Princess Margaret, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles and Erin Doherty as Princess Anne.

Joining series four of the show will be Emma Corrin as Princess Diana, and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, as the show delves into the lives of the monarchy during the 1970s.

Tom Byrne will play the role of Prince Andrew, with Margaret Thatcher’s husband, Denis Thatcher, played by Stephen Boxer.

Rebecca Humphries and Freddie Fox will appear in the respective roles of Thatcher’s children, Carol and Mark Thatcher.

What storylines will season 4 depict?

Season three finishes in 1977, which is two years before Margaret Thatcher was elected as Prime Minister.

Gillian Anderson will play the role of Thatcher in season four, with her leadership and her relationship with the Queen central to the latest instalment of the show.

The fourth series will also navigate the relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

A new trailer for the upcoming series recently dropped, giving fans of the show a sneak peek of what to expect.

The trailer features the real voice of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, delivering the speech from Charles and Diana’s royal wedding, playing out over snippets of the latest season.

The voiceover says, “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.’

“As husband and wife live out their vows, loving and cherishing one another, sharing life’s splendours 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 as the place where the adventure really begins.”

Who will take over the main roles in series 5 and 6?

The Crown first began with Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and Matt Smith playing Prince Phillip, before Olivia Colman and Tobias Mendes replaced them in their roles.

Series five and six - which will be the final two seasons of The Crown - are set to show Imelda Staunton as the Queen, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Jonathan Pryce in the role of Prince Phillip, and Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana.

This article was originally published on our sister title, Yorkshire Evening Post.