Major news for fans of The Crown: The hit Netflix original series has finally cast its Princess Diana — or at least its first version of her.
The critically acclaimed royal drama announced this latest piece of casting news on Twitter, revealing that newcomer Emma Corrin has been cast as Lady Diana Spencer, the future Princess of Wales:
Emma Corrin will play Lady Diana Spencer in The Crown Season Four. Filming will begin later this year. pic.twitter.com/kJM6eZlqeY
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) April 9, 2019
It was previously expected that the character of Princess Diana would debut in season three, which is set to premiere in “late 2019,” per the Hollywood Reporter. Now, for unknown reasons, her introduction will take place in the fourth season.
“Emma is a brilliant talent who immediately captivated us when she came in for the part of Diana Spencer,” The Crown creator Peter Morgan said in a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter. “As well as having the innocence and beauty of a young Diana, she also has, in abundance, the range and complexity to portray an extraordinary woman who went from anonymous teenager to becoming the most iconic woman of her generation.”
While we’ll have to wait a while for season four to “meet” The Crown‘s version of the beloved Princess of Wales, there is still plenty of drama to enjoy in the upcoming third season. Per the Hollywood Reporter, season three is set to focus on the royal family during the years of 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976, the two terms in which Harold Wilson was prime minister.
Check out the video to see what we know so far about The Crown season three, including information about the new slate of actors who will be taking on the aged-up versions of the lead roles.
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