The first seasons of The Crown focused on the monarchy as a symbol and personally. It was a story about the resignations of Elizabeth II, a person who had to adopt a stable, conservative and distant image to represent the idea of the United Kingdom, in a portrait that ran parallel to the country's history. When Diana Spencer entered the scene, this interest in the crown and the country dissolved in favor of the pink chronicle. But, once the Princess of Wales has been given an honorable farewell, the Netflix series wants to go back to its old ways.
The trailer, for the record, has a first scene that leads to suspicion. During a photo shoot for the Windsors, Prince William can be seen having trouble keeping a smile. He is played by Ed McVey, who had no acting career in film or television when he got the role. But soon the cameras focus on Imelda Staunton's queen, who faces a new challenge: in the 21st century, more and more Britons question the royal family's expenses and their ignorance of the reality of the average citizen.
This, as the return of Claire Foy as the young queen seems to indicate, will take her on a path of introspection about how to modernize the monarchy, whether she should adopt a secondary role in favor of the new generations and, above all, whether it was worth so much effort. “And what happens to the life that I left aside? With the woman I gave up when I became queen? ”She says, hurt by the weight of the past and the decisions that she, in reality, never had the freedom to make.
These airs of regeneration, it seems, will be brought by Charles and Diana's first-born, both for his charisma among the population and for his storybook romance with Kate Middleton, who will have the face of Meg Bellamy. And, after having prioritized the pink chronicle during Lady Di's time, Netflix cannot resist the appeal of Guillermo and Kate.
Pay attention to the promotional poster for The Crown that they use to promote the final six episodes, which will be available in the catalog on December 14.