Patient viewers of Netflix’s royal drama “The Crown” are in for a serious pay-off with season 4, which introduces Princess Diana for the first time and delights in the painful tension between the Queen and then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
“Up until [this] point, we had been in deep history. But I do think this is the first of the modern series,” said creator Peter Morgan during a virtual press conference for the show on Thursday. “It’s so vivid, the memory of the Diana era, and it feels more current and alive.”
Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, who has in the past said the show informs a “global zeitgeist,” excitedly introduced the Thursday press event, which took place days ahead of the season 4 premiere on Nov. 15.