With season 4 of the royal drama on the horizon, Netflix has released photos of to tease viewers of what’s to come.
Netflix has released a few first look images from the 4th season of The Crown and two characters who would go on to have a major impact on the royal family: Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher. On the show, Diana Spencer is played by Emma Corrin while the British Prime Minister of the time is played by Sex Education actress Gillian Anderson.
In interviews, Anderson has described the relationship between her Thatcher and Olivia Colman’s Queen Elizabeth II as ″complicated and it was complicated in real life. They are in a relationship by necessity and certainly Thatcher was a monarchist, but she liked the monarchy to stay in its role and not get involved. They’re very similar and very different at the same time. They’re the same age and they have the same restrictions to a degree and actually the same philosophies to a large degree. And yet, how they go about their business is very very different.”
The two actors join the most of the ensemble cast from the third season of the hit show, including Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, and of course Olivia Colman as the Queen. In addition Stephen Boxer will be playing Margaret’s husband, Denis Thatcher.
The Crown season 4 will premiere on Netflix November 15th.