The crown is a great Netflix Original series based largely on the political rivalries and romances of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Clearly brilliantly dramatized, making for a great viewing experience.
Seasons one through four have taught us a history lesson from the 1940s to the 1980s, but now that Margaret Thatcher and Lady Diana Spencer have made their debuts in season four, all eyes are on season five and the events to come.
Here’s everything we know about The Crown’s fifth season, including the cast, release date, and what to expect.
The Crown Season 5 Release Date:
Season four of The Crown premiered on Netflix in November 2020, and season five will premiere in November 2022, according to Netflix. Shooting has started, so at least the project is on track.
The only date Netflix has so far set for the season 5 premiere is November 2022. The stoppage in filming was reportedly planned and not caused by the global epidemic.
Season three of The Crown and its new cast debuted two years after season two, so it’s not unexpected that season five and its new cast haven’t debuted yet.
Who will appear in season 5 of The Crown?
As The Crown chronicles the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the events of the latter half of the twentieth century, the cast changes every two seasons to represent the passing of decades and the aging of the characters.
Netflix has revealed that Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II in seasons five and six, replacing Olivia Colman, who played the role in seasons three and four, and Claire Foy, who played the role in seasons one through four.
Lesley Manville plays Princess Margaret, replacing Helena Bonham Carter in seasons three and four and Vanessa Kirby in seasons one through four.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is played by Jonathan Pryce, replacing Tobias Menzies, who played the role for the past two seasons. Matt Smith played the part in the first and second seasons.
Elizabeth Debicki will take on the role of Princess Diana, succeeding Emma Corrin, who debuted the character in season four.
Dominic West, known for his appearances in The Wire and The Affair, will replace Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles.
Jonny Lee Miller will play Prime Minister John Major, while Olivia Williams will play Camilla Parker Bowles.
It is rumored that Jonny Lee Miller will play Sir John Major, Flora Montgomery Norma Major and Olivia Williams Camilla Parker Bowles.
Princess Anne is played by Claudia Harrison, while Prince Andrew or Prince Edward is played by James Murray or Sam Woolf.
What is expected to happen in Season 5 of The Crown?
Season five of The Crown will pick up in the second half of 1990 where season four left off. Consequently, season five is expected to focus on the 1990s, but it’s unclear which events will be covered or which showrunner Peter Morgan will highlight.
The fire at Windsor Castle in 1992, the 40th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne and the dissolution of numerous marriages of her children are just a few examples.
Princess Diana also appears in the second half of the decade. Not only her conversation with journalist Martin Bashir, but also her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996 and the horrific death in 1997. The Queen also celebrated her golden wedding anniversary with Prince Phillip in 1997, so Morgan has no shortage of stories to share.
Official trailer of The Crown Season 5:
The official trailer and other promotional material will be released in the month leading up to the expected Netflix launch in 2022. Until then, let’s watch season 4 of The Crown.
Where can you watch season 5 of The Crown?
When season five of The Crown is finally released, it will be a Netflix exclusive. As with Bridgerton, the show is a Netflix original production; therefore, a Netflix subscription is required to watch it.
How many episodes will season 5 of The Crown consist of?
The fifth season of The Crown is expected to consist of ten episodes.
Seasons one through four each have 10 episodes, for a total of 40 episodes, so it’s quite likely that the next season will stick to the current formula, especially since a sixth season is planned.