The death of Princess Diana was huge news in many parts of the world, and her figure looms large even today. With this in mind, her casting for the final seasons of Netflix’s The Crown is big news–and a very talented actor has been chosen for the part.
The Twitter account for The Crown has announced that Australian actor Elizabeth Debicki will play the Princess of Wales in the show’s final two seasons, 5 and 6. Debicki, who also stars in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, will be covering Diana’s later years before her untimely death in 1997.
“Princess Diana’s spirit, her words, and her actions live in the hearts of so many,” Debicki wrote in a statement included in the tweet. “It is my true privilege and honor to be joining this masterful series.”
The show is set to continue on beyond Diana’s death, which we would expect to be a major plotline for the show. The show is yet to air Season 4, although it is expected to launch on Netflix this year. In that season, Diana will be played by Emma Corrin.