God preserves the queen, or more accurately, The Crown. With the announcement that it will return for a fifth season in November, the critically acclaimed drama series about the British royal family will continue to reign.
According to The Wrap, in 2020, showrunner Peter Morgan stated that they had originally intended to end the series after the fifth season, but that pretty soon it “became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story, we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons.”
Even though the additional season will not “get us any closer to the present day” (sorry to fans wanting to witness a fictionalized Harry and Meghan! ), Morgan shared in the same statement that it will enable them to delve into the same historical period in greater detail.
Naturally, The Crown has always adhered closely to real life, with the series beginning in the early days of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and later delving into events such as the queen’s strained relationship with Margaret Thatcher, the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, and the death of Winston Churchill. The series began in the early days of the queen’s reign.
The decade of the 1990s will be the focus of the fifth season, which will also include an all-new star-studded cast. The following is a rundown of everything else that we currently know about The Crown season five.
The Crown Season 5 Release Date
The fifth season of The Crown will become available on Netflix in November 2022. The show has always been broadcast during the winter months.
The online streaming giant has not yet disclosed the specific date, but if it adheres to the schedule established by the previous seasons, the premiere will most likely take place on the second or third Friday of each month.
In case you were curious about the reason for the extended wait for season five, it is because of a filming break that was always planned to be a part of the calendar for The Crown. This break gave the cast and crew time to relax and prepare for their parts in the final season of the show.
The Crown Season 5 Plot
The events of approximately one decade of royal history are depicted in each season of “The Crown.” Diana, meanwhile, was found to be having an affair and was similarly warned by Philip that she had to present a unified front with Charles.
The fourth season came to an end with Elizabeth berating Charles about his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and forbidding him from going through with a divorce.
Elizabeth also warned Diana that she needed to present a unified front with Charles. We are aware, however, that this does not turn out to be the case, and it is anticipated that season five will focus on the gradual dissolution of Charles and Diana’s marriage, which was declared legally over in 1996 following a four-year separation that was widely documented.
According to The Independent, season five will also include Diana’s controversial interview with Martin Bashir, which took place in 1995. In the interview, Diana was asked about Charles’ affair, and she responded by saying, “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”
Despite the fact that Bashir was ultimately found guilty of using phony documents to gain the interview, he has stated that he is “very pleased” with the interview since it gave Diana the opportunity to finally speak out about the royal family.
It is not apparent at this time whether or not the season will reflect the terrible death of Diana, which occurred in a vehicle accident on August 31, 1997. Due to the fact that Khalid Abdalla has been cast in the role of Dodi, it is now certain that we will witness Dodi and Diana’s whirlwind love, which began in the wake of Diana’s divorce, portrayed on-screen.
However, it is likely that the series will lead right up to that moment. They were in Paris at the same time together when Diana passed away.
This season will focus on Elizabeth’s relationship with Prime Minister John Major, who was in office from 1990 to 1997 and was followed by Tony Blair.
This relationship is another recurring theme that tends to be explored throughout the series’ several seasons. Elizabeth also celebrated her 40th year on the throne in 1992, but she referred to that year as her “annus horribilis” (horrible year) because of the many marital scandals that occurred within the royal family, the fire that occurred at Windsor Castle, and the announcement that Charles and Diana were divorcing each other.
The Crown Season 5 Cast
Imelda Staunton, who you probably remember best as the evil Umbridge from the Harry Potter series, will be filling the Queen’s pricey shoes. The role of Phillip Elizabeth will be played by Game of Thrones star Jonathan Pryce, while Elizabeth Debicki will take on the role of Diana, also known as the “People’s Princess.”
- Imelda Staunton portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in this production.
- Prince Philip was played by Jonathan Pryce.
- Princess Margaret, portrayed by Lesley Manville
- John Major portrayed by Jonny Lee Miller
- Dominic West portrayed the role of Prince Charles
- Princess Diana is portrayed by Elizabeth Debicki.
- Olivia Williams plays Camilla Parker Bowles, and Marcia Warren takes on the role of The Queen Mother.
- Princess Anne is played by Claudia Harrison, and Prince Andrew is played by James Murray.
- Emma Laird Craig as Sarah Ferguson
- Prince Edward, portrayed by Sam Woolf
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- Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed
- Bertie Carvel portrayed Tony Blair, while Prasanna Puwanarajah, the Prime Minister, played Martin Bashir.
- Peter Townsend portrayed by Timothy Dalton
The Crown Season 5 Trailer
Imelda Staunton, who played Dolores Umbridge in The Harry Potter series, is the third and final actor to represent Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown. Netflix has not yet released a trailer for the show, but in September 2021, the streaming service did post a teaser film showcasing the actress.
She said that she was “happy to be inheriting the part of Queen Elizabeth from two fantastic actresses,” alluding to her predecessors Claire Foy and Olivia Colman.
“I’m delighted to be inheriting the role of Queen Elizabeth from two outstanding actresses,” she remarked. “I will do everything in my power to live up to the exceptionally high standard that they have established.”
I hope that I come across as level-headed, composed, and competent. While that is going on, somersaults are being performed by my stomach.
The fifth season of “The Crown” will return in 2022. Netflix has not yet disclosed a release date for season five. The new season will focus on the 1990s, which is the decade of the queen’s reign. It will also feature an all-new star-studded cast. The fifth season of “The Crown” will focus on the dissolution of Charles and Diana’s marriage.
Khalid Abdalla has been cast in the role of Dodi al-Hussein. It is likely that the series will lead up to the tragic death of Diana. Imelda Staunton plays Queen Elizabeth II in season five of The Crown.
Prince Philip will be played by Jonathan Pryce, and Princess Diana by Elizabeth Debicki. Olivia Williams plays Camilla Parker Bowles, and Marcia Warren takes on the role of The Queen Mother.