Is The Crown Season 5 returning this month? Continue reading to find out.
The Crown is one of the top-rated drama series for Netlfix which has premiered all its four seasons on the streaming platform. The series consistently gets great ratings and reception on the network whenever a new season is aired. This is enough evidence of its popularity. Therefore, it is reasonable for viewers to be curious about the upcoming season. As the anticipation for the upcoming season builds, there are a lot of questions among the fans, like when the upcoming season will be released on Netflix. Will it be back in the fall of 2022? Is September 2022 the anticipated debut date or not?
These are some of the queries that The Crown fans have. If you’re one of the people who wants more information on the upcoming season, you’ve come to the right place to find out all the details to get clarity about the potential release date, then look no further as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on The Crown Season 5‘s release date due to the high level of interest shown by fans since the premiere of the last season.
Continue reading until you reach the end to find all of your answers.
When will The Crown Season 5 premiere on Netflix?
The show was renewed for the fifth and sixth seasons which will conclude the series and will cover the Queen’s reign into the 21st century. Morgan told Deadline, “As we started to discuss the storylines for series 5, it soon 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. To be clear, series 6 will not bring us any closer to present—it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.”
The official release date for The Crown Season 5 has been not been revealed as of September 6, 2022. But on the bright side, it has been reported that the upcoming season will be released by Netflix in November 2022. The official Twitter handle of the show also shared an announcement among the followers, quoting, “A message from Imelda Staunton, our new Queen Elizabeth. Season 5, coming November 2022.” Take a look at the official post below:
A message from Imelda Staunton, our new Queen Elizabeth. Season 5, coming November 2022. pic.twitter.com/OfpgrPGOXx
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) September 25, 2021
The Crown Season 5 Cast and Crew
The Crown Season 5 began shooting in July, with a complete cast refresh. Staunton plays Queen Elizabeth, Lesley Manville is Princess Margaret, Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Philip, Jonny Lee Miller will play John Major, Dominic West takes on Prince Charles, and Elizabeth Debicki features as Princess Diana. Khalid Abdalla will also appear as Dodi Fayed. In January 2022, Humayun Saeed had been cast as Dr. Hasnat Khan.
A casting search for actors to play teenage Prince William and Prince Harry in the sixth season began in March 2022. The new actor for Prince William would replace Senan West, who was cast as a young Prince William for season five, with the other new castings for the fifth season expected to remain for the sixth season. In April 2022, a casting call was posted for a young Catherine Middleton to be portrayed in the sixth season. In September 2022, it was announced that Rufus Kampas and Ed McVey will portray Prince William, and Meg Bellamy will portray Kate Middleton.
The Crown is produced by Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television. It is an exec produced by Peter Morgan, Suzanne Mackie, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Benjamin Caron, Matthew Byam Shaw, and Robert Fox with Michael Casey, Andy Stebbing, Martin Harrison, and Oona O Beirn as producers.
The Crown Season 5 Plot
The Crown Season 5 will bring the maturing Queen’s reign into the new century and will cover the tenures of Prime Ministers John Major and Tony Blair. Events anticipated include the dissolution of Charles and Diana’s marriage and Diana’s death.
As stated above, Peter Morgan stated in detail that while writing the storylines for season five, “it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop” despite the fact that the series was originally supposed to continue for six seasons; Netflix and Sony both supported Morgan’s decision.
However, Netflix announced in July 2020 that the series would receive a sixth season, as originally planned. When discussing the stories for season five, Morgan stated that “it soon 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”. He added that the final two seasons would enable them “to cover the same period in greater detail.”
The Crown Season 4: A Quick Recap
As the 1970s are drawing to a close, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family find themselves preoccupied with safeguarding the line of succession by securing an appropriate bride for Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), who is still unmarried at 30.
As the nation begins to feel the impact of divisive policies introduced by Britain’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson), tensions arise between her and the Queen, which only grow worse as Thatcher leads the country into the Falklands War, generating conflict within the Commonwealth. While Charles’ romance with a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) provides a much-needed fairytale to unite the British people, behind closed doors, the Royal Family is becoming increasingly divided.
The Crown Season 4: What happened in the finale episode?
The finale episode, War, was released on November 15, 2020. The episode is directed by Jessica Hobbs and written by Peter Morgan. In the episode, the viewers got to see that Thatcher’s leadership is called into question after Deputy Prime Minister Geoffrey Howe proposes his resignation in Parliament. She asks Elizabeth for her support in dissolving Parliament, but she is urged to do nothing.
Thatcher later resigns as Prime Minister and is awarded the Order of Merit, a rare honor. Charles decides to divorce Diana after learning she is still seeing James Hewitt, while Diana, despite reservations about her ability to fly alone, takes a Concorde to New York and charms the public. Camilla, who has been watching Diana’s fame on television, tells Charles that she is scared of being publicly shamed if their affair is revealed. Diana returns, and Charles vents his rage on her.
When the family gathers for Christmas, Charles confronts Elizabeth, who chastises him for his immaturity and ingratitude toward his privilege before prohibiting him from pursuing separation or divorce. Philip assures Diana that she is not alone in her pain, instructs her to focus her efforts on serving Elizabeth, and warns her not to let her marriage fail. Take a look at the official The Crown Season 4 ending scene below:
Where to stream The Crown?
When The Crown Season 5 draws close to the release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with all previous episodes also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and quantity of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. You may play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services.
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more The Crown Season 5 updates.