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Netflix Announces ‘The Crown’ Season 4 Will Premiere Nov. 15, Releases First Look Trailer

The wait is finally over. “The Crown” will come back onto our screens on Nov. 15, Netflix announced today. The streaming service unveiled the big news with a tweet, featuring a first look sneak peek trailer. The new season is sure to be a doozy for fans of the royal drama as the trailer shows glimpses of Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana.

Season four wrapped filming just before COVID-19 shut productions down. The series will go through 1990 when Margaret Thatcher was ousted as Prime Minister and also follows Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ (Josh O’Connor) relationship. The pair got married in 1981.

Back in January, Netflix announced that Imelda Staunton will pick up as Queen Elizabeth II in what they presumed would be the fifth and final season. But in July, the streamer announced a sixth season for the popular royal drama and confirmed it will be the official final season.

Fans will have to savor each episode of season four as the show won’t be coming back to Netflix until 2022. According to Deadline, filming of the hit series won’t resume until next June, meaning the show won’t have any new episodes for the entire year of 2021. If season five were to premiere next year, production would have to be underway currently.

According to Deadline, a two-year break is a staple for the show, and not caused by the advent of COVID-19. The same happened when Claire Foy stepped down as Queen Elizabeth to give way to Olivia Colman. Now, Imelda Stanton steps up to the role, with Lesley Manville playing Princess Margaret.