We’re almost ready for season 5 of The Crown, but we still haven’t seen a trailer for the next episode of the popular Netflix drama. But that doesn’t mean we don’t know what to expect from the next set of episodes.
Because the show is based on real events, we have a general idea of what the fifth chapter will be about. It will take place during the Prime Ministerships of John Major and Tony Blair, and the Queen’s reign will continue into the 21st century. It will probably be about how Diana Spencer and Prince Charles got divorced and how Spencer died. We know who’s playing who (because the whole cast changes for the second time), we’ve seen some photos from the set, and we’ve also seen Imelda Staunton as Elizabeth II. We’ll talk about all of these things below.
So, if you want to get more excited before you hit “play” later this year, or if you just want to know when The Crown season 5 will come out, just keep scrolling. This article kind of talks about things that happened in season 4 of The Crown, so if you don’t know much about the Royal Family (or its past) or aren’t up to date on the show, beware of “spoilers.” So, let’s get started…
Expected Release Date of Season 5
The Crown season 5 has not yet been given a release date, but we know it will come out in November 2022. We’ll add new information to this piece as soon as we have it.
Netflix hasn’t said how many episodes will be in the fifth season, but since the last three had ten, it seems likely that this one will have the same number. The streamer doesn’t usually release new episodes once a week, so you can expect to see all of them at once, and you can decide how fast you want to watch them all.
Story About Season 5
“As soon as we started talking about the storylines for series five, it became clear that we needed to go back to the original plan and do six seasons to do the story justice,” The Crown creator Peter Morgan said back in 2020. The Crown season 6 will happen, but it will be the last season of the show.
Casting calls for teenage versions of Prince William and Prince Harry have since confirmed that filming will start in late August 2022.
The Crown season 5 cast
Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II in season 5 and beyond, just like Olivia Colman took over for Claire Foy in seasons three and four.
Staunton said in a statement when her role was announced, “I have loved watching The Crown from the beginning.” “As an actor, it was fun to see how both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman gave Peter Morgan‘s scripts something special and unique. I feel very lucky to be a part of The Crown’s final season and to be working with such a talented group of people.”
Prince Philip, Elizabeth’s husband, will be played by Jonathan Pryce, and Princess Margaret will be played by Lesley Manville, following Vanessa Kirby and Helena Bonham Carter. The Queen Mother, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and Prince Andrew will be played by Marcia Warren, Claudia Harrison, Sam Woolf, and James Murray, in that order. Timothy Dalton, who played James Bond, has a small part as Margaret’s boyfriend Peter Townsend, who we last saw in season 1.
When Emma Corrin joined the cast in season 4 of The Crown, she brought Princess Diana into the story. She will be played by Elizabeth Debicki this time. Dominic West will play Prince Charles, who is Diana’s husband and Elizabeth’s son. Olivia Williams will play Camilla Parker Bowles, who has been with him for a long time. Senan West will play William, Diana, and Charles’s oldest son. It hasn’t been said yet who will play Harry.
Khalid Abdalla will play Diana’s lover, Dodi Fayed, who died with her in 1997. Dodi’s father, Mohamed Al-Fayed, will be played by Amir El-Masry. Masry is younger than Abdalla, so most of his scenes will be flashbacks. Diana was with Dr. Hasnat Khan before she was with Dodi. Humayun Saeed will play Dr. Hasnat Khan.
At Number 10, you can also see Jonny Lee Miller (as John Major), Flora Montgomery (as Norma Major), Bertie Carvel (as Tony Blair), and Lydia Leonard (as Cherie Blair). Emma Laird Craig, who plays Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Andrew Havill, who plays Robert Fellowes, the Queen’s private secretary and Princess Diana’s brother-in-law, Natascha McElhone, who plays Penelope Knatchbull, Lady Romsey, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, who plays Monique Ritz, and Prasanna Puwanarajah are also part of the supporting cast (Martin Bashir).