Season four of “The Crown” has yet to even start filming. However, it already has an exciting casting announcement. According to Deadline, Gillian Anderson has signed on to join the fourth season. She will play former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Viewers will have to wait a year to see her portrayal. But this announcement should still get fans excited even if they have to watch the third season first.

Plus, audiences can still watch Gillian Anderson on a Netflix series. She’s currently starring in “Sex Education” where she plays a sex therapist. Also, she’s starring in the stage adaptation of “All About Eve” opposite Lily James for the West End. Plus, she recently had a supporting role in “The Spy Who Dumped Me” which came out last summer. So, she’s had quite a busy slate. Not to mention, the revival of “The X-Files” aired last year. But anyone who misses seeing her as Agent Scully will have more options to view her acting prowess.

The role of Margaret Thatcher could prove itself to be an awards magnet like Queen Elizabeth II. Seven years ago, Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her portrayal of the famed Prime Minister. Now, Gillian Anderson could find herself in the Emmy hunt with her portrayal.

Anyhow, until season four of “The Crown” airs, fans can watch the third season this year. In season three, Olivia Colman will replace Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II. Meanwhile, Tobias Menzies replaces Matt Smith as Prince Phillip. Names like Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Daniels, and Josh O’Connor round out the rest of the cast. The third season will begin in 1963. It will also cover events like the rise of the Beatles and England winning the FIFA World Cup.

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