The crown racing full-throttle into the 1990s, one of the most fraught times for the royal family. Just like Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest, The crown season 5 will make its highly anticipated debut on November 9th. New photos released on October 14 give us fresh glimpses of Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana as we give our first looks Jonathan Pryce’s Prince Philip and more.
Season 5 will be similar to season 3 in terms of cast. The roles of the notable royal figures were revised as the show moved forward. Hollywood Life has everything you need to know about season 5, including your questions about the cast, timeline, and more.
The crown Season 5 cast
The crown will get a whole new cast for season 5. Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth IItake over from Olivia Colman. “I follow two extraordinary actresses, but I also follow one extraordinary person, who is the queen. Because she is so much in many of our lives and we know what she looks like and what she sounds like,” said Imelda This morning. “Of course I have to be like her as much as I can, but I also have to tell a story and a story of the day, whatever that is. Peter Morgan’s work is doing her life backstage, if you will – that’s where her writing comes in, and it’s so extraordinary.”
A message from Imelda Staunton, our new Queen Elizabeth. Season 5, coming November 2022. pic.twitter.com/OfpgrPGOXx
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) September 25, 2021
In September 2021, The Crown’s official Twitter account posted a video from the set of the Netflix series. “Hopefully I look calm, collected and competent. Meanwhile, my stomach is doing somersaults,” Imelda said in the video. “On behalf of the cast and crew, we look forward to the next season of The crown in November 2022.”
Elizabeth Debicki will replace Emma Corrin as Princess Diana. “It’s a dream role,” Elizabeth said The mirror. “She is such a remarkable person and she really lives on in the hearts of so many people. I’m overwhelmed, I’m terrified and I’m excited. I can’t wait to get started.”
When she was framed in 2019, Elizabeth told Netflix: “Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live on in the hearts of so many. It is my true privilege and honor to join this masterful series, which has me absolutely hooked from episode one.”
The Affair actor Dominic West will play Prince Charleswho is now King Charles III in the present day, in The crown. Dominic’s son, Senan Westwill make his acting debut as Prince William in season 5.
Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaretwhile Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Philip. Olivia Williams will play Camilla Parker Bowlestake over from Emerald Fennell. Jonny Lee Miller will play Sir John Majorwho was elected British Prime Minister in 1990. Khalid Abdullah will play Diana’s boyfriend Dodi Fayed, who died with her in 1997, according to Variety. Salim Daw will play Dodi’s father.
James Murray are expected to play Prince Andrew after rumors that the series was struggling to cast the role. “There is absolutely no struggle to play any role for season 5 of The crown and it is normal practice for productions to advertise in it Spotlight,” a representative of The crown tell The Wrap in April 2021.
The crown Season 5 Premiere Date
The crown season 5 will premiere on November 9, 2022. The season is expected to have 10 episodes, just like the previous 4 seasons.
The first season started on November 4, 2016. Season 2 followed in December 2017. There was a two-year gap between season 2 and season 3, which is when Claire Foy passed the role of Queen Elizabeth II to Olivia. Season 3 premiered on November 17, 2019, with Season 4 starting on November 15, 2020. There was almost a two year gap between seasons 4 and 5, similar to seasons 2 and 3.
What is the timeline for season 5?
The exact timeline for season 5 has not yet been announced. Season 4 ends in 1990. With Elizabeth playing the Princess of Wales for seasons 5 and 6, this would most likely mean that season 5 would end before Diana’s tragic death in August 1997.
The early 1990s were an incredibly turbulent time for the royals. Princess Diana and Prince Charles were separated and eventually divorced, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson divorced, Princess Anne divorced Mark Phillips, and Windsor Castle was badly damaged by fire. In particular, Queen Elizabeth II called the year 1992 an “annus horribilis”, which is the Latin term for “horrible year”.
The exclusive teaser unveiled at the TUDUM event on September 24 teased that the show will cover the tense back-and-forth war between Diana and Charles that led to their divorce. It appears that Princess Diana’s infamous BBC Panorama interview in 1995 will be part of the storyline.
Will Be There The crown Season 6?
Yes, there will be a season 6! There was some back and forth between whether or not the show would end with season 5 or season 6, but Netflix confirmed once and for all in July 2020 that season 6 would be the final season.
News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season @TheCrownNetflixin addition to the previously announced five!
— Netflix United Kingdom and Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 9, 2020
“News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five!” read the announcement.
“When we started discussing the storylines for series 5, it soon became clear that to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story, we needed to go back to the original plan and do six seasons,” creator Peter Morgan said in a statement. “To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us closer to the present day – it will simply allow us to cover the same period in greater detail.”
Season 6 is currently being filmed. The season will cover the late 1990s and early 2000s. Prince William and Prince Harry will take center stage. Prince William will be played by 16-year-old Rufus Kampa and 21 year old Ed McVey in season 6. Newcomer Meg Bellamy will play Kate Middleton.