Netflix drama The Crown has fans deeply invested in the lives of the royals by giving us a look into the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II. But what’s a story about Queen Elizabeth without an appearance from Princess Diana? While the show hasn’t given us a Princess Diana emergence just yet, they have officially found the person who fits the bill.
Emma Corrin will be joining the show as Lady Diana, who goes on to be the Princess of Wales, but we shouldn’t expect to see her until the fourth season. There's still plenty to look forward to in the upcoming third season, which will showcase the first cast switch of two with new stars taking over the prominent roles every two seasons.
Olivia Colman will be taking over Claire Foy’s role as Queen Elizabeth, while Tobias Menzies replaces Matt Smith as Prince Phillip. Helena Bonham Carter will step in as Princess Margaret.
Corrin couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining this cast and taking on the role of such a prominent royal. “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,” she revealed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Peter Morgan, the show’s creator, is over the moon about Corrin joining the cast, stating, “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.”
Currently, there is no exact date for season three’s 2019 release, or any info on when season four will be available.