Following a whirlwind tour of the years from 1964 to 1977 in the third period of Netflix’s global imperial hit, The Crown, attention has turned to that which will occur in season 4 of Peter Morgan’s epic drama after the life story of Queen Elizabeth II.
Although the principal characters were all replaced in a major reset at the start of season three, we are aware that Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II) and Tobias Menzies (The Duke of Edinburgh) will both be reprising their roles for the fourth season of the show, along with the likes of Helena Bonham Carter (Princess Margaret).
Another throw reset is expected for its final two seasons of The Crown (seasons 5 and 6) as the Royal Family move closer to modern times and the actors will be required to look older, but for season 4 of this show, we expect to see much of the narrative center on the late 1970s and the 1980s, viewing the introduction of enormous new characters including Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana.
Here’s everything we know so far about year 4 of The Crown…
When is The Crown season 4 released on Netflix?
Netflix has yet to confirm that an exact air date for its fourth year — and although there was a gap between seasons two and three, we are unlikely to have to wait so long for now four. The Crown year 4 will be released in November or even December 2020 only a year after the most recent outing of the show, RadioTimes.com currently predicts.
Filming for seasons three and four had been scheduled to occur back-to-back, before another entire cast changeover as Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies step aside in favor of older celebrities.
With the shots in the is it gives Netflix the flexibility to move one of their biggest and most well-known shows around the year should they choose — but it is very likely to come at the end of 2020.
Who will maintain the cast for Your Crown season 4?
Each of the main cast from season three will be back for season four — including Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.
But they will be joined by some new cast members enjoying some very famous characters from history…
When will the cast of The Crown shift again?
We are going to find a cast for seasons five and six — which will take us up to the current day. It’s understood The Crown will run for six months in total, and it was planned to have two resets of the throw during this period.
Imelda Staunton is already heavily rumored to be carrying as Queen Elizabeth in season five.
But a spokesperson for Netflix said: “We are filming season 4 of The Crown but have not commissioned any additional seasons yet, so any news on casting stays pure speculation.”