WATCH: The Crown season four teaser

The Crown season 4 teaserNetflix has unveiled a sneak peek at the upcoming season of The Crown and the short clip has provided the first glimpse at two pivotal female figures in the series.

The Crown season four was one of the few television series that was fortunate enough to wrap up production before the shutdown caused by the pandemic. It was recently announced that the series would be concluding after six seasons instead of the original five. The fourth season will cover the period from 1979 to 1990.

While the cast from the third season will be reprising their roles in season four, casting for the fifth season has already been announced with Imelda Staunton taking over from Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth, Jonathan Pryce taking over from Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, and Lesley Manville taking over from Helena Bonham-Carter as Princess Margaret. The most recent casting announcement for season five was for Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana.

The clip shows Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) making a public appearance while also teasing the appearances of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (played by Gillian Anderson) and the young LadyDiana Spencer (played by Emma Corrin).

“Something as important as the monarchy simply cannot be allowed to fail,” Queen Elizabeth declares in the teaser.

Here is the official synopsis of the season:

“As the 1970s are drawing to a close, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family find themselves preoccupied with safeguarding the line of succession by securing an appropriate bride for Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), who is still unmarried at 30. As the nation begins to feel the impact of divisive policies introduced by Britain’s first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson), tensions arise between her and the Queen which only grow worse as Thatcher leads the country into the Falklands War, generating conflict within the Commonwealth. While Charles’ romance with a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) provides a much-needed fairytale to unite the British people, behind closed doors, the Royal family is becoming increasingly divided.”

The Crown season four will debut on November 15 on Netflix.

Check out the trailer below: