Who will play Queen Elizabeth II in season 4 of The Crown?
The Crown season 4 premieres on Sunday, Nov. 15, on Netflix. Fans are excited to see what is to come in this next season.
With an ever-changing cast, there are always questions about who is playing the characters in upcoming seasons.
Season 4 marks the return of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth. We first saw Colman in season 3, and she did an amazing job in her first season.
Colman followed in the footsteps of Claire Foy, who played the Queen in seasons 1 and 2. It was a natural progression to change up the actor with the passing of the timeline.
Season 3 spanned over approximately 13 years, and during that time, the Queen came to discover her purpose and what her job as a royal really means.
What to expect on The Crown season 4
The timeline for season 4 is from the late 70s to 1990. One major happening will be the butting of heads between the Queen and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson). It has always been reported that the Queen and Thatcher both had a deep love of their country but disagreed on many social issues.
Although there was mutual respect between them, they came from different backgrounds. Thatcher’s father was a grocer, and the Queen was born into power, giving them very different views of the world.
We know the actual events that happen during this time period, but it will be interesting to see what direction the writers and creators take with the storyline. This series has certainly caused me to brush up on my Britsh history, and I have learned many things I wasn’t aware of. It is wonderful to have a series that is extremely entertaining and helps me learn more about historical events and the people involved.
This season will be Colman’s last for The Crown. Next up, she will star in The Lost Daughter, Mothering Sunday and a TV miniseries Landscapers. Imelda Staunton will play the Queen in The Crown seasons 5 and 6.
The Crown season 4 releases on Nov. 15 on Netflix.