Season 5 of The Crown is almost here, and we are yet to see a trailer for the next installment of Netflix’s acclaimed drama. However, that’s not to say that we have no idea what to expect from the next batch of episodes.
Because the show is inspired by the real-life story, we have a rough idea of what the fifth chapter will be about. It will take place during the terms of John Major and Tony Blair as Prime Minister, and will see the queen’s reign move into the 21st century. It will probably focus on the dissolution of the marriage of Diana Spencer and Prince Charles, and also the death of the former. We know who plays who (as the entire cast is switched for the second time), we’ve looked at some on-set photos, and we’ve also been given a glimpse of Imelda Staunton’s Elizabeth II, all of which we describe below.
So if you’re looking to amp up your excitement before you hit ‘play’ later this year, or just want to find out when The Crown season 5 release date is, keep scrolling, we’ve got you covered. Needless to say, this article mentions events covered in The Crown season 4, so if you’re not up to speed on the royal family (and their past) and not up to date with the show, then beware of “spoilers”. Ok, let’s get to it…
The Crown season 5 release date
The Crown Season 5 release date has yet to be announced, but we know it will be coming at some point. November, 2022. We’ll update this piece as soon as we know more.
Netflix hasn’t confirmed how many episodes the fifth season will consist of, but given that the last three episodes were made up of ten, it seems likely this one will do the same. The transmitter doesn’t really do releases weekly, so you can expect to see all the episodes land at the same time, and you’ll be able to decide the speed at which you watch everything.
The Crown season 5 cast
Much like how Olivia Colman replaced original lead Claire Foy in seasons three and four, imelda staunton She will play Queen Elizabeth II in season 5 of The Crown and beyond.
“I loved seeing The Crown from the beginning,” Staunton said in a statement when his role was announced. “As an actor, it was a joy to see how both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman brought something special and unique to [series creator] Peter Morgan’s scripts. I am truly honored to join such an exceptional creative team and to bring The Crown to its conclusion.”
jonathan price will appear as Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, while Lesley Manville is set to play Princess Margaret, following Vanessa Kirby and Helena Bonham Carter. Marcia Warren, claudia harrison, Sam WoolfY james murray will play the Queen Mother, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew, respectively. Former James Bond star timothy dalton He has a small role as Peter Townsend, Margaret’s lover whom we last saw in Season 1.
Princess Diana was introduced in season 4 of The Crown, when Emma Corrin joined the cast. This time, she will be portrayed elizabeth debicki. Elsewhere, dominic west is responsible for embodying Prince Charles, Diana’s husband and Elizabeth’s son, while oliviawilliams he confronts his long-time lover, Camilla Parker Bowles. William, the eldest son of Diana and Charles, will be played by west of senan. It has not yet been announced who will play Harry.
Diana’s lover, Dodi Fayed, who died alongside her in 1997, will be played by Khalid Abdalla, while Amir El-Masry will appear as Dodi’s father, Mohamed Al-Fayed. Since Masry is younger than Abdalla, it is likely that his scenes are flashbacks. Before her relationship with Dodi, Diana was involved with Dr. Hasnat Khan, who will be played by Humayun Saeed.
Also appearing in issue #10 are Jonny Lee Miller (as John Major), Flora Montgomery (Norma Major), Bertie Carvel (Tony Blair), and Lydia Leonard (Cherie Blair). Other supporting cast members include Emma Laird Craig (Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York), Andrew Havill (Robert Fellowes, Private Secretary to the Queen and Princess Diana’s brother-in-law), Natascha McElhone (Penelope Knatchbull, Lady Romsey), Philippine Leroy -Beaulieu (Monique Ritz) and Prasanna Puwanarajah (Martin Bashir).
The Crown Season 5 Plot
Season 4 of The Crown spanned from 1977 to 1990, with Season 5 likely picking up right where it left off. In 1991, the Queen made a special address to the nation as the UK joined the US in the Gulf War; we imagine that and its consequences will be described in previous episodes.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles parted ways “amicably” in 1992, a year later Elizabeth dubbed her “Annus horribilis” despite being her Ruby Jubilee, which is sure to be a huge plot point. During filming, Elizabeth Debicki was photographed on set wearing Diana’s iconic “revenge dress”, which she wore to a dinner at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens in 1994.
Diana and Charles’ divorce won’t be the only one mentioned in Season 5, either. In the 1990s, Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew split, as did Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips. Neither Anne nor Andrew have ever been enormous parts of the show, however, so their personal lives may not play a significant role.
We already know Diana’s infamous Panorama interview will also be featured, because Prasanna Puwanarajah chose the BBC’s Martin Bashir, and that was broadcast on November 20, 1995. “There were three of us in this marriage, so there was a little crowded”. , he told the journalist at the time, prompting Quite the stir Of course, Diana was tragically killed in a car accident two years later, which is another key moment viewers can expect to see explored in the fifth chapter.
Other stories to prepare for include Tony Blair becoming Prime Minister in 1997, the burning of Windsor Castle, the Queen’s visit to South Africa, and Prince Philip’s close friendship with aristocrat Penny Brabourne, née Knatchbull.
As season 5 sees Elizabeth’s reign extend into the 21st century, we also get to see Princess Margaret’s death in 2002, after season 4 highlighted her struggles with her physical health, addiction, and depression. Either way, we’ll definitely see her suffer a mild stroke in 1998.
While season 4 covered 13 years of history, it’s unclear if season 5 will be as ambitious. The Crown creator Peter Morgan has already stated that he wouldn’t want to carry the show to this day, as it would be rude to cover things that are actively going on in the lives of the Royals right now. If season 5 ended around 2003, then season 6, which will be the last episode, would end in 2016, and that really wasn’t that long ago. But we will have to wait and see when it comes to the exact time frames.
What’s in store beyond The Crown season 5?
“When we started discussing storylines for season five, it soon became clear that to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story, we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons,” explained The Crown creator Peter Morgan. in 2020. Essentially, yes, The Crown season 6 is happening, but it will be the show’s last.
It has since been confirmed, through a casting call for the teenage versions of Prince William and Prince Harry, that filming will begin in late August 2022.
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