Für die vierte Staffel der Netflix-Serie hat Showrunner Peter Morgan noch mal eine Schippe royaler Grobheiten draufgelegt. Ende der 1970er-Jahre sorgt sich das Königshaus um die Thronfolgefrage. Als Gattin für Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) steht Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) ins Haus. Und die Queen (Olivia Colman) übt sich im Kräftemessen mit einer nicht minder knallharten Lady: Premierministerin Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson).
THE CROWN Season 4 Summary
At the end of the 1970s, the Royal Family is preoccupied with safeguarding the line of succession by finding an appropriate bride for Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) who is still unmarried at 30. When Lord Mountbatten (Charles Dance) is assassinated by the IRA the family is rocked to its core and Charles loses his mentor. In the wake of that grief, a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) enters the frame and the die is cast. Their wedding in 1981 is an occasion which unites the entire country in celebrating this seeming fairytale romance.
As the season progresses and relations between the Waleses become strained, so too do relations between the Queen (Olivia Colman) and her Prime Minister, Britain’s first female Prime Minister – Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson). Though on paper the two women seem to be cut from the same cloth, they often disagree about the appropriate governance of the country and the Queen’s constitutional obligation to remain silent is put to the test. By the end of the season the Prime Minister is ousted by her own cabinet after eleven and a half turbulent years in power, and the Queen finds herself head of an increasingly disunited family.
Set between 1979 and 1990, season 4 will take us to incredible places including South Georgia, where the invasion of the Falkland Islands sets Britain on a war footing, and across the world to Australia, where the Waleses embark on a politically sensitive tour after republican Prime Minister Bob Hawke (Richard Roxburgh) has been elected. We will also be revisiting Balmoral Castle, where both Thatcher and Diana will be subjected to the infamous ‘Balmoral Tests’, and the beaches of Mustique, where Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter) retreats during a difficult period in her life.
Originaltitel: The Crown
Genre: Drama, Historie, Biografie
Darsteller: Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Gillian Anderson, Emma Corrin, Josh O’Connor
Von: Peter Morgan
Streambar: Netflix (4 Staffeln)