Netflix premiered the fourth season of The Crown, one of the most ambitious (and expensive) original series on the platform. Created by Peter Morgan, the show returns with 10 surprising episodes that address a complex and crucial time for the royal family and for the world. Here we will talk about what we thought about the fourth season of The Crown, without spoilers.
The first season of The Crown spanned the period from 1947 to 1955. The second from 1956 to 1964 and the third season ran from 1964 to 1977. The recent delivery covers the year 1979 to 1990. A time when one of the most important events in the royal family occurred: the marriage of the heir to the Crown. Let us remember that Carlos and Diana got married in 1981. An event that would mark the lives of both, define the line of succession and put the Crown in great trouble.
In addition to the expected appearance of Princess Diana, played by Emma Corrin; We will also find in the fourth season of The Crown another surprising character: Margaret Thatcher. The peculiar prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. As we can see, the recent installment takes place in the period in which this ironclad policy was as a tenant of 10 Downing Street.
Between the fairy tale and iron women
The long-awaited television adaptation of the story of Lady D and her failed marriage to Prince Charles has finally arrived on The Crown. It is undeniable that this story and the tragic end of Diana continues to cause great expectations. Not only because it has all the elements of a tabloid of the heart, but because the cracking of a fairy tale is always a morbid and compelling sight.
Because no, we cannot deny it, The Crown unravels many events that have become open secret. It puts on the screen what has been known about this royal family in whispers and front pages of newspapers and magazines. Not only that, it explores in a dramatic and very interesting way the most relevant political and social events of the times it addresses. The Crown maintains that complex balance of political and historical drama, as well as being a show that lets us wander through the corridors of those palaces, houses and rooms that we only know from testimonies and some documentaries.
We can say that the fourth season of The Crown pleases us being a high-budget soap opera, but it also pleases us by being a complex and well-crafted drama. With an impeccable production and a recreation of the locations and first-rate costumes. Something that this Netflix Original title has taken care of since the first season.
The Crown prepares for a new stage
‘The Crown’, season 4
Gillian Anderson will surprise us in this installment with her impressive role as Margaret Thatcher. In addition to the fact that it was a great success the choice of Emma Corrin as Lady D. Of course, the rest of the cast, which for the most part we already knew from the third season, look spectacular and are up to the task. Although we must remember that is the last time we will see these actors together, because for the following season the entire cast has been renewed.
So this is our chance to really enjoy Olivia Colman who plays an extraordinary role as Queen Elizabeth II in her sixties. As well as the rest of the cast as Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, or the always great Helena Boham Carter as Princess Margaret.
Another thing that strikes us about the fourth season of The Crown is that in addition to introducing new characters and stories to the plot, it never leaves aside the epicenter of the show: Queen Elizabeth II. The episodes unravel complex chapters of the royal family and public life in the United Kingdom, but it reminds us over and over again that “The One Who Matters”, as Prince Felipe says at one point, is the axis of this attractive story .
So, it is time to walk through Buckingham Palace and other emblematic places that have been the axis of the stories of this royal family. All seasons of The Crown are available on Netflix. The fourth season premiered on November 15.
The article ‘The Crown’ fourth season, the return of an impeccable series was published in Hypertext.