Season 5 of “The Crown” is only a few months away. It’s been over two years since the fourth season of the Netflix drama premiered, and fans have been eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the royal family’s lives on the small screen.
The anticipation for the return of the Emmy-winning program grew when Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 at the age of 96.
The longest-reigning queen “died peacefully” accompanied by her family at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. “The Crown” continues to portray the story of her and her family’s heritage.
Season Four was set at the end of the 1970s and included Emmy Award winner Olivia Colman as Her Majesty. It also featured the queen’s oldest son, then Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), marrying a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin), and introducing Britain’s first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson) as she led the country into the Falkland War.
With Season 5 just on the corner, here’s everything we know thus far.
When will The Crown Season 5 premiere?
Season Five of “The Crown” will premiere in November 2022, while no formal date has been chosen.
Netflix announced the announcement in September 2021 with a video message from Imelda Staunton, who would play Queen Elizabeth II on the set of “The Crown.”
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About The Crown Season 5
Season Five will follow the royal family from the early to mid-1990s. The narrative will most likely center on Charles and Princess Diana’s marital problems: the pair split in 1992 and divorced in 1996, a year before Diana died in a car accident.
To bring the royals of that era to life, a whole new cast was assembled.
The season is also set during John Major’s time as Prime Minister of England from 1990 to 1997.
Cast for The Crown Season 5
For the fifth season, Imelda Staunton (“Harry Potter,” “Downton Abbey”) will play Queen Elizabeth, after Claire Floy and Olivia Colman, who played younger versions of the monarch.
In July 2021, the first photo of the British actor was released. “An early look at our next Queen Elizabeth II, Imelda Staunton,” the show’s Instagram caption said.
“I will do all in my power to uphold the very high standard that they have established.” I hope I appear cool, composed, and capable. In the meantime, my stomach is doing somersaults,” Staunton remarked of taking on the job in a Netflix film released last year.
Dominic West is playing Prince Charles, now King Charles III. He is the eldest child of Elizabeth and Prince Philip and the heir presumptive.
Elizabeth Debicki will represent Princess Diana.
Other famous characters slated to appear — as well as their actor equivalent — are:
- Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, played by Jonathan Pryce.
- Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, played by Lesley Manville, is Elizabeth’s younger sister.
- Jonny Lee Miller plays Prime Minister John Major.
- Marcia Warren plays Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Elizabeth II’s mother.
- Camilla Parker Bowles, now queen consort, is played by Olivia Williams.
- Claudia Harrison plays Princess Anne, Elizabeth, and Philip’s only daughter.
- Prince Andrew, Elizabeth, and Philip’s third child are played by James Murray.
- Sarah, Duchess of York, played by Emma Laird Craig, is Andrew’s wife.
- Sam Woolf plays Prince Edward, Elizabeth, and Philip’s eldest son.
Is there Any Trailer for The Crown Season 5
While the cast of “The Crown” has been unveiled, spectators haven’t seen much of the actors in character: no Season Five teaser or official photographs have been released… yet.
Is ‘The Crown’ getting a sixth season?
Yes, Season Six of “The Crown” is already in the works.
The young actors who will play the teenage versions of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge were confirmed on September 2.
Rufus Kampa will portray a younger version of Prince William, while Ed McVey will play an older adolescent version of Prince William. Meg Bellamy will make her professional acting debut as the former Kate Middleton. The actor who will play Prince Harry has yet to be cast.