The Crown season 5 is a much anticipated upcoming series that is scheduled to air this November.
Since The Crown made its debut in November 2016, it fascinated viewers from around the world and it seemed like the series is getting a sixth season as well.
Created and majorly penned by Peter Morgan, the Netflix hit series continued by narrating the tale of Queen Elizabeth II and her decades of reign and her marriage life to Prince Philip who sadly passed away in April 2021. As the story progresses, new plot lines were instructed, incorporating the fleeting romance and the very controversial divorce between the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles. With the series hastily moving toward the modern period, the show’s creator Peter Morgan has delicately selected the themes in the fifth season of The Crow.
“No one’s trying to censor me. No one’s ever tried to correct what I do or censor what I do,” Morgan explained to The Hollywood Reporter in back August 2020, acknowledging that he’s encountered with past palace aides “on an entirely informal and impersonal basis” teasing the fans on what to expect in the upcoming new season’s episodes. “I don’t want anything to do with the palace and the palace wants nothing to do with me. … I only write what I want to write.”
In January 2020, Peter Morgan declared openly that the streaming giant greenlit the historical drama for a fifth and last season, despite initially being planned for a sixth season run. During that moment, he thought he had found “the perfect time and place to stop,” but several months later, Netflix officially announced the renewal for season 6.
Has production commenced for season 5 of The Crown?
As per Variety in April 2021, the upcoming fifth season of The Crown would begin shooting in London in the summer of 2021, shortly after production started. However, filming had to be stopped due to the rise of COVID-19 omicron. It was reported that eight staff members tested positive for covid. Thus, 2021 production wrapped one day ahead than originally planned. Production resumed in January 2022.
“The Crown finished filming one day earlier than planned for the Christmas break following a few positive cases within the team, thus ensuring others’ safety and so that everyone on production can enjoy a festive break with their loved ones,” a source from Netflix disclosed to Variety.
When is the release date for The Crown season 5?
The giant streamer has published news from the set of The Crown season 5, alongside a tentatively scheduled release month.
In the short footage from the Netflix fan event, Tulum, actress Imelda Staunton greets herself as the hit series new Queen Elizabeth for the upcoming season. She also paid tribute to former queens Olivia Colman and Claire Foy.
“On behalf of the cast and crew, we look forward to bringing you the next season of The Crown in November 2022,” she explains.
However, she did not mention the specific release date but we will update this section when the official air date is revealed.
The cast of The Crown season 5: Who’ll be in it?
In the fifth season of The Crown, we’ll get to see new faces reenacting the famous British royals.
- Imelda Staunton (as Queen Elizabeth II)
- Jonathan Pryce (as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Elizabeth’s)
- Lesley Manville (as Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Younger sister of Elizabeth)
- Jonny Lee Miller (as John Major, PM 1990–1997)
- Flora Montgomery (as Norma Major, Spouse of John Major)
- Dominic West (as Prince Charles)
- Elizabeth Debicki (as Diana, Princess of Wales)
- Marcia Warren (as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, George VI’s)
- Claudia Harrison (as Princess Anne)
- James Murray as Prince Andrew
- Emma Laird Craig (as Sarah, Duchess of York)
- Sam Woolf (as Prince Edward)
- Andrew Havill (as Robert Fellowes)
- Natascha McElhone (as Penelope Knatchbull, Lady Romsey)
- Senan West (as Prince William of Wales)
- Khalid Abdalla (as Dodi Fayed)
- Salim Daw (as Mohamed Al-Fayed)
- Bertie Carvel (as Tony Blair, PM 1997 to 2007)
- Prasanna Puwanarajah (as Martin Bashir)
- Humayun Saeed (as Dr. Hasnat Khan Diana’s lover)
What to expect from the story of The Crown season 5?
Concrete details are not available for the upcoming fifth season of the crown but it’s been reported that the impending seasons 5 and 6 will finish off the series. So probably these two seasons will wrap the Queen’s reign leading to the modern era.
The Crown Season 5 Trailer
The official for Season 5 of The Crown is not out yet but you can check the first look on Youtube uploaded by Matthew Rogers.