New and familiar faces in fourth season of ‘The Crown’ 

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson and Peter Morgan. Anderson will play Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown” season four.

By Matthew Gilbert | Boston Globe

I’m already excited about season 4 of “The Crown,” even though season 3 only just became available on Netflix. Partly that’s because I want more of Olivia Colman’s more withholding version of the queen, but it’s also because I am eager to see Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher. That just sounds too good to be true. By the way, Anderson has been dating show creator Peter Morgan since 2016.

Another nice upcoming bit: Claire Foy, the original Queen Elizabeth actress, will return to the series in season 4 in a flashback sequence. The flashback will take place in 1947, before Elizabeth became queen, when she toured South Africa to celebrate her 21st birthday. Fortunately, there will be no strained effort to make Colman look younger. Season 4 will also include Emma Corrin as Lady Diana Spencer, soon to be Princess Diana.

Source BOSTON GLOBE: New and familiar faces in fourth season of ‘The Crown’ – The Boston Globe

The End of the F***ing World returns 

A quick recap of The End of the F***ing World, please?

Teen runaways embark on darkly comic road trip. The debut series ended on a cliff-hanger with self-diagnosed psychopath James (Alex Lawther) running along a beach as a gunshot rings out.

When the show returns, two years have passed and Alyssa (Jessica Barden) is still dealing with the fallout.

As for James’s fate?

Dead. Prison. Still running on the beach like a scene from Chariots of Fire. We just don’t know.

What do we know?

There are some new faces. Naomi Ackie plays Bonnie, a formidable sounding character who is described as “an outsider with a troubled past and a mysterious connection to Alyssa”. Not to forget Tim Key as motel owner Gus.

Gulp. This won’t end well.

That’s what I said about Brexit [ . . . ]

Source: The End of the F***ing World returns to Channel 4 | HeraldScotland