The Crown: Gillian Anderson reportedly playing Margaret Thatcher in season 4

Is Gillian Anderson joining Netflix’s The Crown for season 4? It may not be confirmed, but the truth is out there.

The Crown has not yet announced a season 3 premiere date, but there has been some buzz about a cast addition to season 4. Who might it be? X-Files’ Gillian Anderson–that’s who! She is reportedly playing the role of Margaret Thatcher, aka The Iron Lady, in the fourth season. Could this show get any cooler? I don’t think so.

There hasn’t been an official confirmation from Netflix as of yet but the rumor mill tells us otherwise. The Sunday Times was the first to report this news, although no one from Netflix has commented on it yet. The Crown has become infamous for adding big-name celebrities to its show’s roster–remember John Lithgow as Winston Churchill? How epic was he?!

As The Crown heads into season 3, there is a cast change for all the major characters. We can look forward to the likes of The Favourite’s Olivia Colman, Outlander’s Tobias Menzies, and Ocean’s 8’s Helena Bonham Carter playing the roles of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, and Princess Margaret. It goes without saying we will dearly miss Claire Foy and Matt Smith (but how epic is this new cast, though?!).

With Anderson supposedly being cast as Thatcher, it means that season 4 will take us into the 80s. This also means that Princess Diana’s story is not that far away! It certainly seems very fitting that Anderson could possibly take on the role of the infamous Margaret Thatcher, who was Britain’s first female prime minister. Her nickname, “The Iron Lady” came from her relentless pursuit to take charge of anything and everything related to the United Kingdom (politics, military, etc).

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I have to say I’m super pumped at the prospect of Anderson joining the cast of The Crown. She would bring the perfect touch to a drama series like this and is the perfect person to play the Iron Lady. While we wait for season 3 and 4, you can check out Anderson in the Netflix comedy series, Sex Education. Side note: She’s amazing in it.

What do you think about Gillian Anderson potentially joining The Crown? Share your thoughts below!

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