The Crown Season 4: Claire Foy returning for a flashback scene
As production continues for the upcoming fourth season of The Crown, new behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Netflix’s award-winning historical drama have arrived online (via The Daily Mail), revealing that Emmy Award-winning actress Claire Foy will be reprising her iconic role as Queen Elizabeth II in what looks like a flashback scene of the Queen’s 21st birthday speech for the next season.
The third season of The Crown will see the entire cast aging up, including Tobias Menzies taking over for Matt Smith who played Prince Philip during the first two seasons. Prince Charles and Princess Anne will also grow older with Josh O’Connor and Erin Doherty filling in those roles. Gillian Anderson will play Margaret Thatcher with Emerald Fennell portraying Camilla Parker Bowles.
According to creator Peter Morgan, season three of The Crown takes place during 1964 and 1972 and is covering major events in British history, like Princess Margaret’s affair with Roddy Llewellyn, Margaret Thatcher’s political rise, and the introduction of Camilla Parker Bowles. Both Seasons 3 and 4 of the series will be shot back-to-back.
The series tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, as the fragile social order established after the Second World War breaks apart. Based on the award-winning play, “The Audience,” the series reunites creator/writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen).
Seasons 1, 2 and 3 of The Crown are already available for streaming on Netflix.