Published Apr 10, 2019Netflix's The Crown returns for a third season later this year, and although Princess Diana won't appear until Season 4, it's just been revealed that she'll be portrayed by newcomer Emma Corrin.
Corrin has previously appeared in an episode of Grantchester and will make her film debut in the upcoming Misbehaviour.
"Emma is a brilliant talent who immediately captivated us when she came in for the part of Diana Spencer," series creator Peter Morgan said in a statement. "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."
Read Corrin's own reaction to the role below.
The Crown depicts the story of the British royal family, and the third season will cover Prime Minister Howard Wilson's 1964-1970 and 1974-1976 terms, while the fourth season will delve into Margaret Thatcher's rule.
As previously reported, Season 3 of the series will see the cast making major changes to accommodate for the jump in time. Olivia Colman will replace Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, while Helena Bonham-Carter will take over Vanessa Kirby's role as Princess Margaret.
Additionally, Tobias Menzies will play Prince Philip, Josh O'Connor will play Prince Charles, Marion Bailey will play the Queen Mother, Erin Doherty will play Princess Anne, Gillian Anderson will play Margaret Thatcher and Emerald Fennell will play Camilla Parker Bowles in the upcoming season.
Season 3 of The Crown is expected to arrive in late 2019.