Say what you may about the Royals but The Crown is just one popular TV series. It swept the Golden Globe Awards this season and viewers are so keen on it they’re producing the UK Government nervous about its presentation of truth.
The fourth season of this Crown debuted on Netflix in November of 2020, so we still have an agonisingly long wait until a new season hits our screens. To assist you survive, this is what we know up to now about year five of The Crown.
What time period will season 5 cover?
Picking up where the fourth year left off, season 5 of The Crown will learn more about the 90s. (Potential spoilers ahead, but also this is background, so grab up).
The next season will likely cover the end to Charles and Diana’s marriage and additional divorces in the royal household including those of Princess Anne and Prince Andrew.
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As always there’ll also be a range of new prime ministers to operate through such as John Major and Tony Blair, also there’ll be a couple of deaths in the royal household as well.
The coming season of The Crown will have to cover Princess Diana’s tragic death sooner or later, which occurred in 1997. Creator, Peter Morgan, has said he envisions The Crown finish in the early 2000s, therefore it’s possible Diana’s death may be tackled at the end of season or early in the next season.
The Crown Season 5: Cast
The same as the royal family, The Crown also includes a line of succession. Seasons 6 and 5 of the show will see new performers take on those iconic characters, just as actors changed between seasons 3 and 2.
Playing Queen Elizabeth II is Imelda Staunton, who you may recognise from Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. She’ll take over the role from Olivia Colman who took over from Claire Foy.
Emma Corrin, who only nabbed a Golden Globe for her performance as Diana, will be replaced by Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki (Tenet, The Great Gatsby). While it has not been verified yet, Dominic West (The Affair), is reportedly the frontrunner to play Prince Charles.
Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) will take over for Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. Jonathon Pryce (The Two Popes) will perform Prince Philip in seasons 5 and 6.
The Crown Season 5 Release Date
It appears that 2021 is going to be a sad year without The Crown. Deadline reports that The Crown won’t begin filming its new season until June 2021 and it won’t premiere on Netflix till 2022.
This is apparently due to a scheduled filming break but the pandemic probably has not helped things either. The Crown took a similar filming split between seasons 3 and 2.
The silver lining here is the Crown will be getting both a year 5 and a year . The series was originally intended to end with its fifth season but Peter Morgan changed his mind and decided to flesh the story out into another season. Season 6 will be the show’s last.