The Crown’s eagerly awaited fourth season, introducing Princess Diana, will premiere on Netflix November 15, Vainness Honest can solely announce.
Judging by a brand new teaser video, embedded above and showcasing glimpses of Diana—as performed by the eerily resemblant newcomer Emma Corrin—the brand new season will grapple with Diana’s transition from personal citizen to public determine and recreate Diana’s 1981 wedding ceremony to Prince Charles. The video additionally introduces one other character who will certainly shake up the monarchy: Margaret Thatcher, the primary feminine prime minister of the U.Okay., portrayed by Gillian Anderson.
In an interview with Vainness Honest final November, The Crown creator Peter Morgan hinted that each lady would play main roles within the new season of the interval drama—which has, heretofore, reserved most of its display screen time for Queen Elizabeth (performed by Oscar winner Olivia Colman within the present’s third and fourth seasons), Prince Philip (at present performed by Tobias Menzies), Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter), and different rapid members of the British royal household.
“These are two colossal superstars of British 20th-century history. Both women changed the country profoundly,” Morgan advised Vainness Honest final fall.
In a separate interview this 12 months, Morgan added that Charles and Diana’s ill-fated union supplied loads of dramatic fodder.
“Charles and Diana’s marriage, it was three Brexits and three COVIDs wrapped into one, wasn’t it?” Morgan advised Esquire of the union, which spanned 1981 to 1996. “Everybody is defined in some shape or form in terms of their reaction to the events that [the royal family] inflicted upon us. And at the heart of all that was this marriage. I think what’s so sad about it is they were such a dream team. It could have been so fantastic.”
And sure, Camilla Parker Bowles (as performed by Emerald Fennell) seemingly elements into The Crown’s portrayal of Charles and Diana’s marriage—a lot as Diana famously mentioned Parker Bowles factored of their real-life relationship.
“It seems that everybody sort of assumed that what happened was Charles married Princess Diana, they were unhappy in their marriage, and the affair began with somebody with whom he felt more connected,” Morgan advised Vainness Honest. In actuality, he continued, “Charles had been together with Camilla and was deeply in love with Camilla before he ever met Diana; it’s more complex than people think and obviously, for me, more interesting…. If anything, actually from Charles’s perspective, the original fairy-tale love story is Camilla.”