After a whirlwind tour from 1964 to 1977, the Crown turned the focus on what would happen in season 4 of the epic drama of Peter Morgan following the life story of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix.
Though the main characters have been substituted in a big reboot at the beginning of the third season, we know that Oscar winner Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II) and Tobias Menzies (Duke of Edinburgh) and like Helena Bonham Carter (Princess Margaret) will both take up their roles in the fourth season of the series.
Two seasons of the Crown (seasons 5 and 6), another cast reset is planned, as the Royal Family is closer to modern times, and the actors will look older. Still, we expect to see the core of the story in the late 1970s and 1980s for season 4 with the arrival of major new characters like Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana.
The precise date for the fifth season is yet to be announced by Netflix – and while there has been a two-year break between two and three seasons, we will possibly have to wait a little longer for season four. In November or December 2020, Crown Season 4 is broadcasted only one year after the last show’s debut.
Filming was scheduled for seasons three and four back-to-back, before another complete change of cast, as Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies ignore older actors.
The cast of season 4 includes:
- Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II
- Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip
- Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles
- Erin Doherty as Princess Anne
- Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret
The 4th season will take us from 1977 until around 1990, although the exact timeline is confirmed by the show’s producer, Peter Morgan or Netflix.
Episodes of disputes between Queen and Margaret Thatcher over apartheid in South Africa, the 1984-5 mining strike, and the 1982 Falklands War were published. All major incidents throughout the era, so it is likely that the 10 episodes will contain at least some of these events.
This is just conjecture, but the fourth season of the Crown could also include the incident of 1981, in which six shots were taken at the Queen during the trooping of colors. The Buckingham House intruder Michael Fagan may also be included who invaded the Queen’s bedroom after a significant safety departure.