‘The Crown’ Season 5 To Debut November 2022
The award-winning Royal Drama series, The Crown, will return in November next year. This means the show is having a year-long break, the same as the interval between Season 2 and 3.
The hit Netflix show recently dominated the Emmys with its fourth season, starring Olivia Colman, Josh O’Connor, Helena Bonham Carter & Tobias Menzies. The fourth season debuted last year, introducing Diana Spencer, with Golden Globe winner Emma Corrin as the Princess.
During Netflix’s Global Fan Event, TUDUM, the premiere date was revealed by Imelda Staunton, on the set of the upcoming series. Watch below…
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The fifth season will feature a whole new cast, with Staunton taking over from Colman, as Queen Elizabeth II. Dominic West will star as Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Phillip and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret. This will be the third and final set of cast members, as The Crown plans to end with its sixth season.
Season 5 is expected to depict the breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage, which formally ended in 1996. It is unknown if Season 5 will also deal with events surrounding Princess Diana’s death in 1997. The Crown’s creator, Peter Morgan, already explored this as the writer of the Oscar-winning film The Queen. Helen Mirren won an Oscar for her performance as the Queen in the 2006 film.
Our new Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki). pic.twitter.com/2QIMOhY1dE
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Staunton said “Hopefully I look calm, collected and capable. My stomach, meanwhile, is doing somersaults.”, in relation to taking on the prestigious role. Staunton has numerous credits as a star of stage & screen. Staunton was Oscar-nominated for her role in Vera Drake, but she may be best known for playing Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films.
Season 5 is currently in production in the UK. The Sixth and final season will most likely start filming around late 2022, with a release around Fall 2023 – although yet to be confirmed.