The princess will fall in love with a different kind of heir in season five of The Crown.
It appears that the highly anticipated fifth season will take a closer look at Princess Diana's relationship with Dodi Fayed, which ended in tragedy for both after a fatal car accident. According to Variety, British actor Khalid Abdalla has been cast as the Egyptian film producer, who also happened to be the son of billionaire Mohamed Al Fayed.
According to Abdalla's IMDB page, he is slated to appear as Dodi in 10 episodes of The Crown, confirming our suspicions that the new season will take place in the final months of the former Princess of Wales' life. For those unfamiliar with Diana and Dodi's love story, they had a whirlwind summer romance before their lives were cut short in August 1997.
So, who exactly is Abdalla and why exactly is he the perfect man to play the doomed department store heir?
Fans of Amazon Prime Video's Hanna series will likely recognize Abdalla from season one, as he played Jerome Sawyer, an arrogant CIA agent who viewers loved to hate. He also made an impression as the lead character Amir in 2007's big screen adaptation of The Kite Runner.
And it's not just Abdalla's acting credits that have us excited about his addition to the cast, as he's certainly handsome enough to portray the late charismatic socialite. He's set to act opposite the striking Elizabeth Debicki, who is taking over for Emma Corrin as Princess Diana.
Dodi won't be the only member of the prominent Egyptian family introduced in season five, since Oslo actor Salim Daw has also reportedly joined the cast as the former Harrods owner and Fayed patriarch.
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Seasons one through four of The Crown are available to stream on Netflix.