The new Princess Diana for Netflix’s period-drama ‘The Crown’ is finally revealed, and people are not necessarily happy with the choice. Who is Elizabeth Debicki, and what can we expect from the upcoming seasons? Read on to know more.
Netflix’s ‘The Crown‘ is a gift that keeps giving, and there won’t be one single day we are not grateful for the show’s existence. But even the best of shows, with the greatest of casts, sometimes receive flack from its fans.
- The new People’s Princess: Elizabeth Debicki
- ‘The Crown’ Season 5 and 6: Everything you need to know
- ‘The Crown’ Season 4: Updates
After it was recently announced that the show would continue for a final sixth season when the show’s supposed ending was with season 5, Peter Morgan has revealed that Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana in the last 2 seasons.
The news was met with a mixed reaction from the fans, while some even demanded a recast.
Who is Elizabeth Debicki, and have the creators of the globally-hit series made an unfathomable error indeed? Let’s find out.
The new People’s Princess: Elizabeth Debicki
The verdict on Elizabeth Debicki is out, and the court is not even in session yet. Debicki is an Australian actress known for her roles in ‘The Great Gatsby’, for which she won an AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She also starred in the hit- British spy series ‘The Night Manager’ alongside Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston as Jed Marshall.
The announcement came through Debicki’s twitter, on which she announced: “Princess Diana’s spirit, her words, and her actions live in the hearts of so many, and it is my true privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series”.
The Australian actress is also in the upcoming Christopher Nolan movie ‘Tenet’ and will be taking over Emma Sorrin, who is playing Diana in the upcoming fourth season.
We don’t know about re-casting, but we do know about Debicki’s acting prowess which has only proved to be excellent in the past. We’d like to give her a chance, won’t we?
Until then, what else can we expect from the upcoming seasons of ‘The Crown’?
‘The Crown’ Season 5 and 6: Everything you need to know
Debicki is not the only person to be re-cast, moving on from the previous seasons. Season 5 will see Imelda Staunton playing the Queen after succeeding the likes of Claire Foy and Olivia Colman. Leslie Manville will pick up the baton from Helena Bohman Carter to play Princess Margaret.
The last two seasons will focus on the 1990s. The 1990s were a tragic time for the Queen. All three of her children got divorced, a fire broke out in Windsor Castle for which she decided to open the gates of Buckingham Palace to the public. And this was nothing compared to the backlash the Royal family received as a result of Princess Diana’s death.
The family received mass hate by the media and the public worldwide who critiqued the royal family’s negligence to keep Diana safe. These events left a glaring mark on the royal family after which they were never the same.
So, when can we expect to see them?
‘The Crown’ Season 4: Updates
Season 4 luckily finished up with its shooting just before the world was hit with the corona pandemic and went on lockdown. Going by tradition, the show will be out this year in November or December.
And that means that there isn’t any hope to see season 5 of ‘The Crown’ before 2022. But, on the bright side, it also means that the show is going to stick for longer.
Season 4 will mostly feature the 80s and 90s which includes Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher who served as Britain’s Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. Other political movements of the era such as the miner’s strike and Falklands War will make for a large part in the plotline of the series.
Well, there is a lot to look forward to now that we have our most awaited member of the royal family cast, even if it’s not the most agreeable choice.
We’re just waiting to be pleasantly surprised by Elizabeth Debicki, aren’t we?
Are you excited with the casting choice for Princess Diana? Who are you most looking forward to seeing in the upcoming seasons of ‘The Crown’? Let us know in the comments section below!