The Crown happens to be one of Netflix’s most popular programs, so there is no surprise that when viewers overdid all ten episodes of the series 4 at the end of 2020, they were left wanting more. Fortunately, work on the second installment has already started, and anticipation is already high.
The new episodes will jump ahead to a new chapter in the royal family’s history and include an entirely new cast, including Elizabeth Debicki, Dominic West, and Imelda Staunton.
While fans wait for the return of the royal drama, here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about the forthcoming fifth season of The Crown.
The Crown Season 5 Production Status
According to the screenrant, the production of The Crown was supposed to begin in July of this year, but it has already begun. The shooting will take place at the regular venue, Elstree Studios, which is located just north of London. Even though lockdown standards have started to relax in the UK, the location is subject to rigorous covid-19 regulations to ensure optimum safety.
Season 5 is not scheduled to be released until 2022, owing to the fact that production barely began this summer. There have been some delays as a result of the covid-19 epidemic.
It is also believed that the series would have another season after the fifth season since Peter Morgan stated that he believes a sixth season is required to accomplish the depth of the program and to give it a feeling of completion.
The Crown Season 5 – When Will The Fifth Season Premiere?
There is presently no release date for The Crown season five, and given that series four was just released at the tail end of 2020, viewers are likely to be kept waiting for quite some time.
According to Deadline, filming and production on the program began in June, with the episodes expected to premiere on Netflix in 2022.
The Crown Season 5 Cast – Who Will Star In Series Five Of The Crown?
Olivia Colman’s reign as Queen Elizabeth, like that of Clarie Foy before her, in The Crown has come to an end. The cast members of The Crown’s third and fourth seasons will be replaced by a new cast that would accordingly depict the Royal Family’s aging members.
Here is a list of the new cast members that will appear in the series’ forthcoming fifth season:
Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II – After replacing Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth, she will play the oldest incarnation of Queen Elizabeth II. Imelda Staunton is well known for her portrayal of the evil Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter series.
Jonathan Pyrce as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – He took over for Tobias Menzies as the Duke of Edinburgh. Pyrce is most remembered for his portrayal as Bond villain Elliot Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies.
Lesley Manville has taken up the role of Princess Margaret from Helena Bonham. Manville is most recognized for her depiction of the fairy Flittle in the live-action films Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
Dominic West in the role of Prince Charles – He has taken over for Josh O’Connor. The choice of West has come as a complete surprise, and we are eager to see how the actor will play Prince Charles. West is most recognized for his role as Detective James McNulty on The Wire.
Netflix has released a photo of Dominic West as Prince Charles.
Johnny Lee Miller will also take on the role of Prime Minister John Major. Claudia Harrison is rumored to play Princess Anne. However, Netflix has yet to confirm this.
The Crown Season 5 Sneak Peek – What Will Happen In Season 5?
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The Crown season five will start up roughly where the fourth installment left off, in 1990. The fourth season was especially significant since it saw Diana’s entrance into the royal family. Throughout the 1980s, the programs mostly focused on the growth and fall of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ marriage.
With the arrival of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, played by Gillian Anderson, series four was also a recounting of the cultural and social aspects of society at the time via a political perspective.
The demise of Thatcher, Prince Charles and Diana’s divorce and the Princess of Wales’ following Panorama interview, and Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s divorce are all real-life happenings and events that might end up on the series five script pages.
The Crown’s creator, Peter Morgan, previously claimed that the show had a 20-year time constraint, which meant that the show would not dramatize any events that transpired in the prior two decades.
With this in mind, series five might cover the first part of the 1990s, while series six could cover the latter half of the decade, including the Princess of Wales’ death. But, as is customary, you’ll have to wait and watch to find out the specifics!
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The Crown Season 5 Leaks
The cast of The Crown’s fifth season has all expressed their excitement about joining the popular show. In a statement, Jonathan Pryce stated that he is thrilled to be working with Netflix again. The excellent experience he had while filming ‘The Two Popes’ has given him the courage to take on the difficult task of portraying Prince Philip. It will be a pleasure to do so with Peter Morgan, Imelda, and Lesley.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Debicki described her role as Diana as follows: “Princess Diana’s spirit, words, and acts continue in the hearts of so many.” It is a genuine joy and honor for her to be a part of this magnificent series, which has had her captivated since episode one.