The Crown Season 5: Is it coming to Netflix in May 2022?

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Waiting to see more of the royal family? Read on to find the latest information about The Crown Season 5.

The Crown is a historical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and created and written by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. The series focuses on the queen’s life, including her marriage to Philp, Duke of Edinburg, and the disintegration of her sister Princess Margaret’s engagement to Group Captain Peter Townsend in 1955. It also covers Margaret Thatcher’s tenure as prime minister and Prince Charles’s marriage to Lady Diana Spencer.

The series’s first two episodes were released in the United Kingdom on November 1, 2016, and it was released worldwide on November 4, 2016. The second season was released on December 8, 2017, followed by a third season on November 17, 2019, and a fourth season on November 15, 2020.

A fifth season for The Crown was renewed and set to be released in 2022. The series was well-received by the audience, and due to its popularity among fans, they are waiting eagerly for The Crown Season 5.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Crown Season 5.

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Is The Crown Season 5 coming to Netflix in May?

No, unfortunately, The Crown Season 5 won’t be coming in May as the show is not present in the list of Netflix releases in May. This is not very surprising because Netflix has announced that the fifth season is going to arrive sometime in November 2022. So, all we can do is wait and watch.

Recently, Tina Brown, who has written two books on the royal family, has claimed that the Royal family is “very unhappy about this season moving forward” and so has made attempts to block filming of the Netflix show, wherever and whenever possible.

“Whenever they can, they stop The Crown filming in locations where they have an influence,” she told The AV Club. “For instance, [Eton College] refused to let them film there, which was undoubtedly about recognizing William’s feelings that, you know, they weren’t going to have it. So they’ve shown their displeasure by making it quite clear that they are not happy, and we’ll give it no help.”

“I don’t think that the next season of The Crown is going to be something that Harry is going to seriously approve of in the sense of the way it depicts his mother,” she speculated. “We don’t know how it will depict his mother. But right now, there’s really nothing that’s come out about their mother that they like.”

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The Crown Season 5 Release Date

The first two seasons of The Crown dropped at the end of the year, and then it took a year off before dropping the next two seasons again at the end of the year. So, based on this calculation, The Crown Season 5 will arrive sometime in November 2022.

Netflix confirmed the release date as part of its TUDUM event on September 25, 2021, that the next season will hit the platform in November 2022. New Queen Elizabeth II actress Imelda Staunton revealed the news herself in a clip from set, praising her predecessors Olivia Colman and Claire Foy and vowing that she would do her “utmost to maintain the very high standard they set”.

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The Crown Season 5: Is there a trailer yet?

No, there’s no trailer for The Crown Season 5 yet, unsurprisingly, as the trailer usually gets released before a month of the release date. However, you can watch the trailer of Season 4 if you haven’t watched it yet.

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The Crown Season 5: What will be the story?

The Crown Season 5 is expected to pick up towards the start of the early 1990s. Those years were quite turbulent for the royal family, with the Queen famously referring to 1992 as her ‘annus horribilis’ due to the breakdown of the marriages of three of her children, Diana and Charles, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, and Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, as well as a fire at Windsor Castle. Public opinion about the royal family was particularly low as the decade progressed, especially during the aftermath of the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997.

The Telegraph reports Prince William has spoken privately about the series’ alleged intention to portray Princess Diana’s 1995 interview with journalist Martin Bashir. He has previously said the interview should never be aired again, a source has told the publication he is ‘frustrated’ that The Crown may go against his wishes.

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The Crown Season 5 Cast

The main character of the Queen will be played by Imelda Staunton, and on August 2, it was confirmed that the new cast had begun filming for The Crown Season 5 as Staunton and some other characters were spotted in production. Princess Margaret will be played by Lesley Manville, and Prince Philip will be played by Jonathan Pryce, who most recently was nominated for an Oscar for The Two Popes.

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In August 2020, Netflix announced that they had also found their Princess Diana for the final seasons of the series in Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki.

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Recently, The Crown posted a casting call for the role of Kate Middleton. Prince William and Kate Middleton started dating in 2001 when they were both studying at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and housed in the same halls of residence.

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How many episodes will be there in The Crown Season 5?

All the previous seasons of The Crown had 10 episodes each, and Season 5 is expected to follow the same format.

Where can I watch The Crown?

The Crown Season 1-4 are available to watch on Netflix.

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