The Netflix series “The Crown” has found its Lady Diana Spencer. The streaming service today announced the casting of Emma Corrin in the role, which reportedly comes after an extensive search.
The show’s third season will launch later this year. Corrin is joining the show for season four.
“Best known for her guest role in ITV 1’s ‘Grantchester,’ in 2019 Emma will go on to star as Esme, a key role in the upcoming 10-part Warner Brothers/Epix series ‘Pennyworth,'” Netflix says in its announcement. “Set in 1960s London, ‘Pennyworth’ chronicles former SAS soldier Alfred Pennyworth — better known as the butler to Bruce Wayne in the ‘Batman’ series. The series follows Alfred’s journey to becoming a security team mastermind, and eventually, the Wayne family’s butler. Emma is also soon to make her debut film appearance 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.”
Corrin is quoted saying: “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!”