This sumptuous Netflix original drama follows Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to the present day and is based on an award-winning play (“The Audience”) by showrunner Peter Morgan. The series opened with a look at the queen’s early reign when she seized the throne at the age of 25 following her father’s death, King George VI. Personal intrigues, love, and political rivalries emerge as the decades’ pass, revealing events that formed the latter half of the twentieth century.
Will There Be a Fifth Season for The Crown?
The critically acclaimed Netflix comedy will return for a fifth season. It will cover the years of John Major’s leadership, the upheaval of Diana and Prince Charles’ marriage, and Diana’s sad death in 1997.
The Crown writer Peter Morgan concluded that it was “the ideal moment and place to finish” when writing the fifth season, even though the drama was initially planned to run for six 10-episode seasons. Then, in July 2020, it was revealed that Morgan had changed his mind, and Netflix verified on social media that, after all, a sixth season was in the works.
Is There a Confirmed Release Date of The Crown Season 5?
Although Netflix has announced the return of the fifth season, its official release date has not been revealed yet. According to an entertainment news website, filming on the show will not begin until June 2021. Unfortunately, this indicates that Season 5 of The Crown can not be watched on Netflix until 2022.
The filming hiatus is not thought to be related to the Covid-19 pandemic, as a hiatus for 2020 was always planned as part of the production and release timetable. However, viewers of The Crown will recall a similar gap between season 2 and season 3 when a new cast of characters was introduced.
Who Will Star in The Crown Season 5?
The expected main cast of The Crown Season 5 can include Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, the Princess of Wales. In addition, Elementary actor Jonny Lee Miller will join the cast as Prime Minister John Major, according to the official Crown Twitter account, announced in June 2021.
New actors playing Camilla Parker Bowles and Prime Minister Tony Blair are expected to join the season 5 ensemble. While casting confirmations are coming in, keep in mind that cameos by previous cast members are possible; aside from Foy in season 4, John Lithgow’s Winston Churchill and Pip Torrens’ Tommy Lascelles made brief appearances in season 3.