The Crown Season 5, The Crown is a historical drama series that centers around the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The series created by Peter Morgan debuted on Netflix on November 4, 2016. Till now The Crown has completed four seasons and has been praised for its writing, acting, directing, and cinematography.
The Crown has been renewed for the fifth season but that won’t be the end. Season 6 has also been greenlit that will close the series and will cover the Queen’s reign into the 21st century.
So here’s everything we know so far about the highly anticipated fifth season of The Crown.
The Crown Season 5 – Release Date
The official release date has not been revealed in this royal drama. But the fifth season is scheduled to release in 2022. The production will begin next June and the filming for the sixth and final season in 2022.
This huge gap in filming can be assumed to be due to the coronavirus pandemic. But it is said that the pause in filming was pre-planned. Between season 2 and 3, there was also two years gap as the production prepped for the reign of Olivia Colman.
So while we await season 5, the fourth season is set to premiere in late 2020.
The Crown Season 5 – Cast Details
We all know that new characters are being cast every two seasons for aging purposes. In seasons 3 and 4, Olivia Colman portrayed Queen Elizabeth II. But in season 5, Netflix has confirmed that Imelda Staunton will play the Queen, who is famous for her role as Umbridge in Harry Potter. Staunton is greatly honored to join the creative team and to be one to take The Crown to its conclusion.
Taking over from Helena Bonham Carter, Lesley Manville has been cast as the Queen’s younger sister Princess Margaret.
While the casting confirmations roll in, we can also expect cameos from former cast members in the form of a flashback.
The Crown Season 5 – Storyline
The show is known for a relatively accurate historical account of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. The fourth season is expected to include Margaret Thatcher’s premiership and will introduce Lady Diana Spencer.
For season 5, many Royal enthusiasts were expecting to see present-day drama like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepping down as senior royals. However, that seems extremely unlikely as Morgan has revealed that they would be covering the same period in greater detail.
There isn’t a word on what the fifth season will cover but we can expect the timeline to be in the 90s and 00s. Many major events happened within the palace walls between this time frame. So the storyline will inevitably be great.