The Crown season four has been confirmed by Netflix after the third series was released in November to much acclaim. Since its release, Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies and Helena Bonham Carter have all been nominated for Golden Globes for their performances as Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Princess Margaret in the hit drama. Ahead of its return to the screen, here is everything that viewers need to know about the cast, release date, trailer and plot of season four.
When is The Crown season 4 released?
Netflix has not yet confirmed when the fourth season will be released on the streaming platform.
However, there is not expected to be as large a gap as there was between the second and third series, giving it is already being filmed.
Based on the fact that season three was released on November 17, as well as the gap between the first and second series, it is expected to be released in November or December 2020.
Actor Josh O’Connor revealed more in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar back in mid November.
He said: “We’re well into it now. We’ve got many months left, they’ve got a few episodes in, so it’s really exciting.
“And I think it will be the best yet, actually. I’m really looking forward to finishing that and then getting to share it sometime in 2020, I guess.”
Express.co.uk will update this article as soon as an official release date has been announced for the upcoming series.
What will happen in The Crown season 4?
No plot details have been released yet for the fourth outing but it is expected to continue the story into the early 1990s.
Some major events expected to be covered include the marriage of Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) to Diana (Emma Corrin) in 1981.
As well as this, the series is likely to focus on the difficulties the pair had in their marriage, leading to their subsequent divorce in 1992.
The Times has also reported some other moments which could be covered in the upcoming series include the Queen’s disagreements with Margaret Thatcher over Apartheid.
As well as this, the publication suggested the 1984-5 miners’ strike and the 1982 Falklands War are also likely to be explored.
There is also the potential to see US President Reagan in the new season who served as the 40th president from 1981 to 1989.