Netflix Announces The Crown Season 4 Release Date With New Teaser Trailer

Kicking off on November 15, fans won't have to wait much longer.

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Netflix's historical, biographical period drama The Crown, which chronicles the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, has announced that Season 4 will premiere on November 15.

Olivia Colman (Fleabag) will be returning as Elizabeth, and this season will be flanked by Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin (Pennyworth) as Lady Diana Spencer. Given that the series began in 2016 with the events of 1947 through to 1955, the appearance of Princess Diana signals for younger viewers that the show is starting to cover contemporary events they likely have lived history with and memories of. Netflix also released a new trailer, which you can see below.

Given the year's production complications from COVID-19, The Crown lucked out and squeaked by, finishing filming as the coronavirus outbreak was beginning to hit Europe. Seasons 3 and 4 were filmed back-to-back, so it likely would have been a different story if that were not the case.

All that's known about Season 4 so far is it will depict and include events such as Michael Fagan's break-in to Buckingham Palace and the Princess of Wales' 1989 flight on the British-French turbo-jet airliner, the Concorde.

The Crown was created by British screenwriter and playwright Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen). As the series covers a wide expanse of history, from season to season it often features different actors in the same roles. Earlier seasons included Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Prince Philip, John Lithgow (Dexter) as Winston Churchill, and Helena Bonham Carter (Fight Club) as Princess Margaret.

In July, it was announced that The Crown is expected to close out the series with Season 6.

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