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The Full Trailer for 'The Crown' Season Four Teases a Famed Wedding, Dark Dramas and Troubled Times

It also offers a glimpse of Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, too.
By Sarah Ward
October 14, 2020
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The Full Trailer for 'The Crown' Season Four Teases a Famed Wedding, Dark Dramas and Troubled Times

It also offers a glimpse of Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, too.
By Sarah Ward
October 14, 2020
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It has been a big year for fans of The Crown, and the show hasn't even released any new episodes in 2020 so far. At the beginning of the year, Netflix announced that it would end the royal drama after its fifth season. Then, it had a change of heart, revealing it would continue the series for a sixth season.

That's quite the drama — and all of this before the show's fourth season has even aired. If you prefer your royal intrigue on-screen, however, the streaming platform has now just dropped its full trailer for the aforementioned fourth batch of episodes.

When the first teaser for the fourth season arrived back in August, it only ran for 46 seconds, but this trailer gives viewers a heftier — and heavier, mood-wise — look at what's in store. The focus here is on Prince Charles (God's Own Country's Josh O'Connor), his wedding to Lady Diana Spencer (Pennyworth's Emma Corrin), and the fact that their marriage will turn out to be anything but a fairytale.

Also present, of course, is Oscar-winner Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II. The trailer includes a bigger glimpse of The X-Files icon Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher as well, with the fourth season takes place during Thatcher's time as Britain's prime minister.

When season four hits Netflix on Sunday, November 15, it'll be the last chance for fans to see the current lineup on talent. The series' fifth and sixth seasons — which are expected to follow the Queen in the 1990s and 2000s — will switch out its cast again, as it did after seasons one and two. This time, after season four, Downton Abbey, Maleficent and Paddington star Imelda Staunton will don the titular headwear, and Princess Margaret will be played by Staunton's Maleficent co-star and Phantom Thread Oscar-nominee Lesley Manville. Also, Game of Thrones and Tales from the Loop's Jonathan Pryce will step into Prince Philip's shoes and Australian Tenet, The Burnt Orange Heresy and Widows star Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana.

Check out The Crown's season four trailer below:

The Crown's fourth season will hit Netflix on Sunday, November 15.

Image: Des Willie / Netflix

Published on October 14, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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