The Crown Season 5 Release Date Netflix

God save the queen—or, more specifically, The Crown. With a fifth season coming out in November, Netflix’s popular drama about the British royal family will continue to rule. In 2020, showrunner Peter Morgan said in a press statement that they had initially planned to end the series after season five but that 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.” In the same statement, Morgan said that the extra season wouldn’t “bring us any closer to the present day” (sorry to fans who wanted to see a fictionalized version of Harry and Meghan! ). Still, it will give them more time to explore the same period.

The Crown has always been based on actual events, starting with the early days of Queen Elizabeth II’s rule and moving on to the death of Winston Churchill, her tense relationship with Margaret Thatcher, and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. The fifth season will be about the ’90s and will have a new cast of famous actors. Here is everything else we know about season five of The Crown.

In November 2022, the fifth season of The Crown will be released.

The Crown has always been on in the winter, and the fifth season will be on Netflix in November 2022. The streaming giant hasn’t said for sure yet, but if it follows the pattern of previous seasons, it’s likely to come out on the second or third Friday of the month. If you were wondering, the two-year wait for season five is because of a break in filming that was always part of The Crown’s schedule. This break gave them time to rest and prepare the final actors for their roles.

What happens in The Crown season five?

Each season of The Crown covers about ten years of the royal family’s life. At the end of Season 4, Elizabeth scolded Charles for having an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and told him he couldn’t get a divorce. At the same time, Diana was also found to have an experience, and Philip told her that she and Charles needed to show a united front. But we all know that doesn’t happen, and season five is supposed to show how Charles and Diana’s marriage slowly fell apart. They were officially divorced in 1996 after being apart for four years.

The Independent said that season five would include Diana’s controversial 1995 interview with Martin Bashir. In that interview, she was honest about Charles’ affair and said, “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.” Bashir was later found guilty of using fake documents to get the interview, but he said he is still “immensely proud” of the interview and how it gave Diana a chance to speak out about the royal family.

It’s unclear if the season will show Diana’s tragic death in a car accident on August 31, 1997. But the series will likely lead up to that event. Khalid Abdalla’s casting as Dodi confirms that we’ll see Dodi and Diana’s whirlwind relationship, which started after Diana’s divorce. When Diana died, the couple was in Paris together.

Each season also focuses on Elizabeth’s relationship with the prime minister. This season, the prime minister will be John Major, who was in office from 1990 to 1997 and was replaced by Tony Blair. Elizabeth also celebrated her 40th year on the throne in 1992. Still, she called it her “annus horribilis” (horrible year) because the royal family had many marriage problems, and Windsor Castle caught on fire. Charles and Diana announced they were getting divorced.

Get to know the people in season five of The Crown.

Olivia Colman is being replaced as queen by Katherine Staunton. Staunton said in a statement when her role was first announced almost three years ago, “I’ve loved watching The Crown from the beginning.” “As an actor, I enjoyed seeing how Claire Foy and Olivia Colman brought something special and unique to Peter Morgan’s scripts. I am truly honored to be a part of such a talented creative team and to finish The Crown.”

Also, Prince William and Kate Middleton were recently cast! According to Deadline, 15-year-old actor, Rufus Kampa got the part of Prince William. Meanwhile, Ed McVey will play a young Prince William. Meg Bellamy is playing Kate. Sir Jonathan Pryce, a Welsh actor, will replace Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip. Pryce is a highly respected Hollywood and theatre actor known for his roles in Game of Thrones and The Two Popes. In 2021, Queen Elizabeth II knighted him for his dedication to the arts.

After Helena Bonham Carter, Phantom Thread actor Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret. “I couldn’t be happier about playing Princess Margaret,” Manville said. “Two amazing actresses have passed the baton to me, and I don’t want to let the team down. Also, playing brothers and sisters with my dear friend Imelda Staunton will be a complete joy.”

Dominic West, who plays Sonny on The Wire, will play Prince Charles. And Elizabeth Debicki, who was in Tenet, Widows, and The Great Gatsby, will replace Emma Corrin as Diana, Princess of Wales. “Princess Diana’s spirit, words, and actions live in many people’s hearts. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be a part of this masterful series, which has hooked me from the first episode,” she said.

Olivia Williams plays Camilla Parker Bowles, Jonny Lee Miller is Prime Minister John Major, Khalid Abdalla is Diana’s boyfriend Dodi Fayed, Salim Daw is Dodi’s father Mohamed Al-Fayed, Humayun Saeed is Diana’s ex-boyfriend Hasnat Khan, Bertie Carvel is Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Lydia Leonard is his wife, Cherie.

How will Princess Diana be portrayed in The Crown season five?

Princess Diana will be the main focus of season five, but there has already been some drama behind the scenes about how she will be portrayed. Jemima Khan, a British television producer and close friend of Diana, was asked to help with the fifth season, according to Vulture. Khan said that she and Morgan worked on the scripts from September 2020 to February 2021, when they decided to stop working on the project.

“It was imperative to me that the last years of my friend’s life were portrayed accurately and with compassion, which hasn’t always happened in the past,” Khan said. But “when our co-writing agreement was not honored, and I realized I might not be told that storyline as respectfully or compassionately as I had hoped, I asked that all of my contributions be taken out of the series, and I turned down a credit,” she said.

Fans will have to wait and see if The Crown does Diana’s legacy justice. In the past, the show has been accused of changing details or exaggerating events.

Watch the five-season trailer for The Crown.

Netflix hasn’t released a trailer yet, but in September 2021, it released a teaser video with Imelda Staunton. She played Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter movies and is the third and final actor to play Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown. “I’m thrilled to be taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth from two amazing actresses,” she said, referring to Claire Foy and Olivia Colman. “I will try my hardest to keep up with their very high standards. I hope I look cool, collected, and capable. “Meanwhile, my stomach is turning somersaults.”

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