Netflix’s “The Crown” just released a new trailer for the show’s highly anticipated fourth season.

  • The new installment will take place a few years after season 3’s conclusion in 1977 and will recount key moments in the royal family up until 1990. 
  • During that span, Margaret Thatcher is appointed as prime minister, marking the first time in the nation’s long history that two women are leading together.
  • Fresh off her Golden Globe-winning turn as Queen Elizabeth II, Olivia Colman will reprise her role in a cast bolstered by the arrivals of up-and-comer Emma Corrin, who will play Princess Diana, and Gillian Anderson as Prime Minister Thatcher.
  • The 212-minute trailer offers glimpses into the many conflicts, both familial and national, the figures will encounter in the upcoming 10 episodes. Watch here:

EW reports that, while the new season will feature several happy moments (including a royal wedding), the latest installment of “The Crown” will be, “the darkest and most dramatic yet” as the family confronts, “unexpected challenges from every side.” 

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As the series makes notable time jumps every two seasons, “The Crown” season 4 marks the final performances from Colman and her castmates in their roles as an older cast will take over their characters for seasons 5 and 6. 

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