After nearly a year since its Season 3 release of The Crown, Netflix has finally made an announcement about when fans can expect the next installment to hit the platform. In an Aug. 20 tweet, the streamer posted a The Crown Season 4 teaser and premiere date announcement revealing the next season is coming in just a few months. So, you have just enough time to re-watch the old episodes and mentally prepare yourself for the fourth iteration of the series.
The release date announcement was made via the Netflix UK and Ireland Twitter account, and finally told fans the new season would arrive on Nov. 15 of this year. This timing may not surprise fans who are familiar with the series, as seasons prior similarly debuted near the end of the calendar year.
Earlier in 2020, however, it seemed a bit unclear whether The Crown would be able to release Season 4 as planned. The UK-based production was shooting the season when the coronavirus pandemic started shutting down shows. Luckily, the team was near the end of filming Season 4, so they managed to wrap things up with what they had regardless of losing a couple weeks of filming.
"I can see where the gaps are, but I'm hoping that you won't," creator and showrunner Peter Morgan told The Hollywood Reporter about ending production early, adding that it was "worth it" to edit what they had to meet the scheduled release date.
Along with the release date announcement came a sneak peek teaser of what's to come in Season 4. The video opens with Olivia Colman reprising her role as Queen Elizabeth II, commenting on the importance of the monarchy. It then cuts to a myriad of shots of Princess Diana (Emma Corrin) looking solemn in front of camera flashes, waving to a crowd, and standing in her wedding dress. It's a dramatic and slightly eerie clip, suggesting the upcoming season will be full of intense moments.
Thus far, The Crown has snagged a total of 39 Emmy nominations, including eight wins. Chances are, Season 4 could bring in even more accolades.
Season 4 of The Crown will premiere on Netflix on Nov. 15.