Get ready to witness the final performance of Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in The Crown‘s season four.
With The Crown‘s season four filming already wrapped, Netflix can turn its attention towards season five. With a new cast announced to play the royals as we move into the more current years of England’s current monarch’s life. Don’t expect season five to show the press speculation and messy handling of Megan Markle joining the royal family to be aired out on The Crown’s storylines. Back to season four, season three’s cast will be joined by the Gillian Anderson and Emma Corrin, who will play two of the country’s most significant figures of recent times, Margaret Thatcher and Princes Diana respectively, with the action set to focus on the late 1970s and early 1980s. Gillian Anderson is set to star as Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Crown, and it’s likely that her leadership and her relationship with the Queen will be central to season four’s plot.
Looking further ahead to season five of the ongoing detailing of England’s current Royalty in The Crown we can expect Imelda Staunton to play Queen Elizabeth the second, and Lesley Manville to play Princess Margaret. Storylines for season five are currently tightly under wraps.
Filming for seasons three and four was scheduled to take place back-to-back, before another total cast changeover as Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies step aside in favor of older actors. With Covid19 restrictions in place, the cast was sadly denied a proper goodbye, but perhaps season five will allow them to join with the entirety of the cast. It would be nice to see invitations for all the actors who brought the young Queen Elizabeth (Claire Foy) coming into her own through Imelda Staunton wrapping the series in quite a nice button to a big farewell bash.