WATCH: New trailer for The Crown season four

The Crown ThatcherNetflix has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming season of The Crown which features two key, female figures who will play crucial roles in the season.

Two previous teasers were released for The Crown earlier this year but this is the first full-length trailer for the highly-anticipated season.

The first half of the trailer plays with a slow version of The Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now” as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (played by Gillian Anderson) meets with Queen Elizabeth (played by Olivia Colman.) Thatcher points out that they are of the same age and also suggests that they “ask ourselves some of the bigger questions, woman to woman.” The prime minister later coolly declares that she is comfortable having enemies.

The tension between the queen and the prime minister is already palpable and this will surely be one of the main sources of conflict in the season.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Crown creator Peter Morgan had this to say about the dynamics between the two leaders:

“It could be said that they are two very similar women, born only months apart. They are very much defined by the Second World War, by a sense of a sense of frugality, hard work, commitment, Christianity and so much more. It was a commonly held piece of wisdom that the queen and Thatcher didn’t get on. I think there was probably a lot of respect. But they also had many differences, it was really fun exploring their differences and their similarities. I also get a chance to explore them both as mothers. Writing Thatcher and the queen as mothers was probably an angle that no one has explored before. It yielded one of my favorite episodes in the season.”

The Crown S4The second half of the trailer features the young Princess Diana (played by Emma Corrin), who is subjected to the glitz and glamor of being part of the royal family but is also beginning to feel the weight of her duty as the wife of the prince. She is shown dancing alone in the palace, sometimes in frenzied movements, revealing her own inner turmoil as her marriage becomes more complicated.

“How many times can this family make the same mistake?” Princess Margaret (played by Helena Bonham Carter) asks, “Paying the consequences each time.”

The other members of the royal family discuss the young princess with the queen mother confidently declaring that she will eventually “bend” to their will. When Queen Elizabeth asks what happens if she doesn’t,  Margaret declares that she will “break.”

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: