GBR | Oct 15, 2020

Netflix teases monumental 4th season of ‘The Crown’ and things are about to get dark

Gavin Riley

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In the hotly anticipated fourth season of Netflix’s royal drama, ‘The Crown’, Olivia Colman (right) reprises her role for the last time as Queen Elizabeth with grace and poise, while flanked by Tobias Menzies as her husband Prince Philip. (Photo: Alex Bailey for Netflix)

If fans of the internationally acclaimed Netflix series The Crown thought the show has been dark before, then the just-released teaser serves as an indication of a devastatingly raw upcoming fourth season.

Netflix, shoring up anticipation, teased the first trailer of the newest season of The Crown on Tuesday (October 13)—which continues to trace the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 through to the present day.

In this season, The Crown takes a special focus on several major events and is set during Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s tenure while introducing Lady Diana Spencer to Buckingham Palace.

Arguably, the haunting narration hits every emotional chord as the words used by the Archbishop of Canterbury Ronald Runice on that jubilant July 29, 1981 day when Princess Diana and Prince Charles tied the knot.

Emma Corrin bears a striking resemblance to Diana Princess of Wales as she portrays the beloved, late British royal family member in the upcoming season of ‘The Crown’. (Photo: Des Willie for Netflix)

“Here is the stuff of which fairy tales are made — a prince and princess on their wedding day. But fairy tales usually end at this point, with the simple phrase, ‘They lived happily ever after,’” the verbatim narration begins in the trailer. “As husband and wife live out their vows, loving and cherishing one another — sharing life’s splendors and miseries, achievements and setbacks — they will be transformed in the process. Our faith sees the wedding day not as the place of arrival, but the place where the adventure really begins.”

The fourth season will aslo serve to introduce young Prince William and Prince Harry.

The poignantly bleak visuals also hint on events after the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, incuding: the 1983 tour of Australia and New Zealand, the highs and lows of the relationship as well as the Princess of Wales’ appearance at the Barnardo’s Champion Children Awards and her 1989 flight on Concorde.

Season four of The Crown will offer another perspective of the disastrous Falklands War, Michael Fagan’s break-in at Buckingham Palace, and Lord Mountbatten’s funeral.

The new season premiers on Sunday, November 15.

See the trailer in full below:


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