Elizabeth Debicki will portray Diana, Princess of Wales on the popular Netflix British royal family drama series The Crown during its fifth season.

Debicki has previously appeared in a number of popular movies and television shows like The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Great Gatsby, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Widows, The Night Manager, and Christopher Nolan’s upcoming and highly anticipated film Tenet. Princess Diana will first be portrayed by Emma Corrin during its upcoming fourth season before eventually being portrayed by Debicki during its fifth and sixth seasons.

When asked about taking on the role of Princess Diana, Debicki stated, “Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many. It is my true privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one.”

Debicki replacing Corrin as Princess Diana is not the first recasting that will take place behind the scenes on The Crown. Imelda Staunton will replace Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II during the eventual final few episodes of The Crown in a very similar fashion to how the latter replaced Claire Foy during the show’s first two seasons on Netflix. Yet another casting change took place during the show’s fourth season when Jonathan Pryce replaces Tobias Menzies in the role of Prince Phillip.

It has yet to be seen how the actress will portray the beloved late member of the British Royal family in the show. However, many fans of the popular British Royal drama series are excited to see the actress’s take on Diana and have high hopes for her eventual debut during the show’s fourth season premiere, which will take place in the later half of 2020.

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