Netflix’s dramatized history of the British royals is set to jump ahead in time. And now, we’ve finally gotten our first look at who will be playing Princess Diana in The Crown.
The show’s official Twitter announced that new comer Emma Corrin. In an accompany quote, she says she’s “beyond excited” to be joining a show she’s been “glued to”. She added: “Princess Diana was an icon, and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring.”
Of their decision of having Corrin play Princess Diana in The Crown, creator Peter Morgan said: “As well as having the innocence and beauty of a young Diana, she also has the complexity to portray and extraordinary woman who went from anonymous teenager to becoming the most iconic woman of her generation.”
Emma Corrin is the latest addition to the evolving cast of The Crown, as the show jumps forward in time with different stars playing the Royals every two season.
Season 3, set to debut in late 2019, will se Oscar winner Olivia Colman take over Clair Foy’s role as Queen Elizabeth in the era between 1964 and 1970. Tobias Mezies and Helena Bonham will also join the new cast, playing the older versions of Prince Phillip and Princess Margaret.
The new Princess Diana in The Crown will join the series for its fourth season, which starts shooting later this year.