The Crown reigns again. The Royals are making a grandiose return for The Crown Season 5, following a scandalous and epic Season 4. Remember? We couldn’t stop ourselves from looking things up on Google. Did that really happen?
According to fans and critics, the fourth season of the British drama, which began in November 2020, was the finest season ever. The Crown bagged a whopping 11 awards at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards last year.
The upcoming season is expected to cover some of the most startling moments in the modern monarch’s history, including Prince Charles and Diana’s already deteriorating relationship.
Here is everything we know so far.
The Crown Season 5 Time Period
Season one spanned from 1947 to 1955, Season two from 1956 to 1964, Season three from 1964 to 1977, and Season four from 1977 to 1990. Season 5 will pick up from where Season 4 wrapped up, which is the 90s.
The Storyline for The Crown Season 5
Throughout Season 4, we witnessed the “two women,” Queen Elizabeth and Margaret Thatcher, “running the show” while Prince Charles was busy sabotaging everything good, which included Diana’s life. Each installment of this Netflix original drama has covered approximately a decade. This particular decade (the 90s and early 00s) was a turbulent period for Queen Elizabeth. She has infamously described it as “annus horribilis”.
The Queen’s three children’s marriages fell apart during this time, as did fire at Windsor Castle, which forced her to pay tax on her earnings, and John Major’s presidency, among other things. Princess Diana’s death, however, was the most tragic occurrence of that time period. According to predictions, The Crown storyline would end in 2002 following the deaths of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.
Who is the new cast for The Crown Season 5?
Among the many things The Crown excels at, it’s the casting that is consistently praised. The amount of research and precision they put into their casting process is just outstanding.
The show changes its cast every two seasons. So farewell, Queen Olivia Coleman!
The Queen Elizabeth II
The new sovereign is Imelda Staunton, best known for playing Dolroes Umbridge in the Harry Potter Series. “As an actor, it was a joy to see how both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman brought something special and unique to Peter Morgan’s scripts. I am genuinely honored to be joining such an exceptional creative team and to be taking The Crown to its conclusion.” Staunton expressed in a statement when her role was announced.
Prince Charles and Diana
Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki will take over Emma Corrin’s role as Princess Diana. Debicki’s already making headlines for the huge resemblance she has with Lady Di. In the meantime, Dominic West will star opposite Debicki in the role of Prince Charles.
Additionally, the exceptional Helena Bohem Carter’s Princess Margeret role is safe with Lesley Manville.
Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana in the final two seasons of The Crown (Seasons 5 and 6). pic.twitter.com/Z3CjHuJ56B
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) August 16, 2020
A complete list of The Crown Season 5 Cast
Queen Elizabeth II – Imelda Staunton
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – Jonathan Pryce
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon – Lesley Manville
Diana, Princess of Wales – Elizabeth Debicki
Charles, Prince of Wales – Dominic West
Camilla Parker Bowles – Olivia Williams
Prime Minister John Major – Jonny Lee Miller
Norma Major – Flora Montgomery
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother – Marcia Warren
Anne, Princess Royal – Claudia Harrison
Prince Andrew, Duke of York – James Murray
Sarah, Duchess of York – Emma Laird Craig
Prince Edward – Sam Woolf
Tony Blair MP – Bertie Carvel
Cherie Blair – Lydia Leonard
Robert Fellowes – Andrew Havill
Penelope Knatchbull, Lady Romsey – Natascha McElhone
Prince William – Senan West
When will The Crown Season 5 be released?
The Crown Season 5 has yet to get an official release date from Netflix. The Crown will return in November 2022, according to the streaming service, in a message from the show’s new Queen Elizabeth.
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Will There Be a Season 6 for The Crown?
A big yes! The sixth but sadly final season will begin production in 2022.
News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five!
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 9, 2020
Where can you watch The Crown Season 5?
All 1-4 seasons of The Crown are now streaming on Netflix and the upcoming season will also be exclusively available only on Netflix.