Netflix’s “The Crown” announced a highly-anticipated casting this morning, naming Emma Corrin as Lady Diana Spencer for the fourth season. Corrin will join the Netflix original series in season four, which does not have a premiere date at this time. Corrin played a guest role in ITV 1s “Grantchester,” in 2019 and is starring as ‘Esme’ in a key role in the upcoming 10-part Warner Brothers/EPIX series “Pennyworth.” Emma will be making her film debut as Miss South Africa in “Misbehaviour,” a historical drama which follows the story of a group of women from the Women’s Liberation Movement seeking to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition.
In the announcement, Emma Corrin said, “Beyond excited and honoured to be joining The Crown for its fourth season. I have been glued to the show since the first episode and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is just surreal. Princess Diana was an icon, and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. To be given the chance to explore her through Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity, and I will strive to do her justice!”
The show’s creator, Peter Morgan, added, “Emma is a brilliant talent who immediately captivated us when she came in for the part of Diana Spencer. As well as having the innocence and beauty of a young Diana, she also has, in abundance, the range and complexity to portray an extraordinary woman who went from anonymous teenager to becoming the most iconic woman of her generation.”
As for season three of “The Crown,” the season is set to premiere on Netflix sometime later this year.
DC fans should be excited for “Pennyworth,” which is set in 1960s London. The series chronicles the life of former SAS Soldier Alfred Pennyworth – better known as the butler to Bruce Wayne in the Batmen series. The series follows Alfred’s journey to becoming a security team mastermind, and eventually, the Wayne family’s butler.