Netflix original series The Crown has officially found its’ Princess Diana. The series, that premiered in November 2016 follows the lengthy reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Originally, the series about the British monarchy was slated for just five seasons, but in July, the creator of the Netflix series Peter Morgan changed his mind and would carry on with six seasons.
Each season of Netflix’s The Crown roughly covers a decade of the Queen’s life and the sixth season will cover the 21st century. While the coronavirus pandemic effected production on many fan-favourite shows, the season four about the British monarchy was unaffected. It will reach screens by the end of 2020.
The fourth season of The Crown will introduce Princess Diana, the late first wife of Prince Charles, to the audience. Actress Emma Corrin has played the role now but, The Crown’s official account announced that Elizabeth Debicki will continue Diana’s storyline in season 5.
The actress also shared her admiration for the late princess. She said, “Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many. It is my true privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one.”
Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana in the final two seasons of The Crown (Seasons 5 and 6). pic.twitter.com/Z3CjHuJ56B
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) August 16, 2020
Elizabeth Debicki, who will also appear in Christopher Nolan’s anticipated release Tenet, is joining the Netflix series for its final two seasons. Along with her, other actors set to join star in the fifth and sixth seasons include, Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, and Helena Bonham Carter as Margaret.
In seasons 1 and 2, Claire Foy played Queen Elizabeth II. Matt Smith essayed the role of Prince Philip and Vanessa Kirby enacted the part of Princess Margaret. Both sets of actors are critically-acclaimed, receiving nominations and wins at the Emmys, Golden Globes, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.