Need a reminder about what happened in the last few seasons of ‘The Crown’? We have you covered.
The lives of kings and queens can hardly be boring. But if anyone is in the illusion that it is, make them watch ‘The Crown’. After premiering on Netflix in 2016, the historical drama based on Queen Elizabeth took the world by storm. It also resulted in many Google searches about what was based on real-life and what was the result of poetic license.
- ‘The Crown’ Season 4: Release date, cast, and more
- Here’s what happened before: A quick recap
Now that ‘The Crown’ Season 4 is just around the corner and the drama has only gotten juicier, here’s looking at what happened in the old episodes of previous seasons.
‘The Crown’ is about the life of the real-life Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family from the often romanticised, often intriguing, and always fascinating Buckingham Palace. From adapting the narrative of all the major controversies to the minor incidents in the lives of the royal family, this is one well-made show. What it does best is portray the inner turmoil and struggles of royalty even as they must put on a calm face for the public.
‘The Crown’ Season 4: Release date, cast, and more
Netflix has already officially given the release date of ‘The Crown’ Season 4 as 15th November 2020. According to reports, season 4 is going to focus heavily on the marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles.
Olivia Coleman will reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II, alongside Tobias Menzies who plays her husband, Prince Philip. Margaret Thatcher will also feature in this season and will be portrayed by Gillian Anderson. Newbie Emma Corrin is going to play Diana, while Josh O’Connor will play Prince Charles.
This season is also going to feature Claire Foy, who played the younger version of the queen, in a flashback sequence.
Here’s what happened before: A quick recap
So, here’s what has already happened in the show. In season 1, we saw how Princess Elizabeth rose to power, her marriage with Prince Philip, and the political turmoil of England in the 1950s with Winston Churchill resigning as prime minister. It also revolves around the drama involving Princess Margaret and her deciding not to marry Peter Townsend. A few episodes that you can maybe revisit to get a sense of the first season are “Wolferton Splash”, “Act of God”, and “Pride & Joy”.
In season 2, the timeline moves to a more exciting age – 1956 through 1964. Some of the overarching themes include the Suez Canal crisis, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and his retirement, some major political scandals, and the birth of Prince Edward. You could revisit the episodes “A Company of Men”, “Beryl”, “Dear Mrs Kennedy”, and “Mystery Man”.
Perhaps the juiciest season yet, The Crown season 3 introduces a complicated love affair involving Princess Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, interesting storylines about other royal members of the family, and monumental world events such as the Apollo 11 moon landing. Here are a few old episodes you can re-watch before The Crown season 4: “Aberfan”, “Moondust”, “Dangling”, and “Cri de Coeur”.
The first teaser trailer is already out and is already making fans anticipate, with bated breath, the release of more information. Now, the only thing remaining to do is to wait for the release of ‘The Crown’ Season 4 as patiently as we can.