The fourth season of The Crown, Netflix’s drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, came out in 2020. It was set in the 1980s and introduced us to Lady Diana Spencer and Margaret Thatcher, two people who had a big impact on the decade.
The new episodes were praised by critics and were among the most talked-about TV shows of the year. Gillian Anderson’s portrayal of Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin’s portrayal of Diana captured viewers’ attention.
How Long Will Each Season of the Crown Be?
The drama was supposed to have six 10-episode seasons, but when The Crown creator Peter Morgan was writing the fifth season, he decided it was “the perfect time and place to stop.”
Then, in July 2020, it became clear that Morgan had changed his mind, and Netflix announced on social media that a sixth season would be made after all.
If you’ve already seen Season 4, you might be wondering when Season 5 will come out and what the royal soap opera will be like after another full cast change.
Will The Crown have a fifth season?
Season 5 of the award-winning Netflix show will start soon.
It will talk about when John Major was in charge, how hard it was for Diana and Prince Charles to end their marriage, and how sad it was when Diana died in 1997.
So, we now know that the fifth season of The Crown will be the second-to-last one, and that it will look more closely at the tumultuous early 1990s. It also gives new actors and actresses like Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville twice as much screen time.
So, what do we know about the show so far, from when season 5 of The Crown is expected to come out to who will replace Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, and Tobias Menzies?
When will season 5 of The Crown be on Netflix?
Filming started in June 2021, and Imelda Staunton announced at the Netflix TUDUM event that the new series would start airing in November 2022.
Who is in season 5 of The Crown?
As in past seasons, the whole cast of The Crown will be changed for the fifth and sixth seasons to show how the characters’ ages have changed. Find out who will play the Queen in season 5 of The Crown and who else is in the cast by reading on.
- Imelda Staunton is Queen Elizabeth II
- Lesley Manville is Princess Margaret.
- Jonathan Pryce is the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.
- Princess Diana is Elizabeth Debicki.
- Dominic West is Prince Charles
- Senan West is Prince William.
- Camilla Parker Bowles and Olivia Williams
- John Major – Jonny Lee Miller
- Tony Blair – Bertie Carvel
- Humayun Saeed – Dr Hasnat Khan
For Season 5, Other Actors Will Join the Cast of the Crown.
- Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother is played by Marcia Warren (Jam & Jerusalem).
- Princess Anne, the Queen’s only child, will be played by Claudia Harrison of “The IT Crowd.”
- Prince Andrew will be played by James Murray, who was in McDonald & Dodds.
- Sarah Ferguson, who is married to Prince Andrew, will be played by Emma Laird Craig.
- Prince Edward, the youngest child of the Queen, will be played by Sam Woolf.
- Khalid Abdalla, who was in the movie “Moon Knight,” will play Dodi Fayed, Princess Diana’s partner.
- Mohammed Al-Fayed, Dodi’s father, will be played by Salim Dau, who is from Oslo.
- Andrew Havill from “Downton Abbey” plays Robert Fellowes, the private secretary to the Queen.
What Years Will Be Covered in Season 5 of the Crown?
Season 5 of The Crown will pick up where season 4 left off, which was in late 1990. This means that the show is likely to take place in the 1990s, which was a hard time for the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family.
In series 5, we can expect to learn about the Queen’s “year from hell,” 1992, when three of her children’s marriages fell apart and Windsor Castle was badly damaged by a fire.
In November of that year, just four days after the Windsor fire, she gave a speech to mark the 40th anniversary of the day she took the throne: “1992 is not a year I will always remember with pure happiness. It has turned out to be a “year from hell,” as one of my more sympathetic correspondents put it.”
In 1995, at the end of that decade, Diana gave a very honest interview to journalist Martin Bashir. This interview is still making waves today, 25 years after it happened. Prince Charles and Princess Diana got a divorce in 1996, and Diana died in a car accident in 1997.
In 2006, Helen Mirren played the title role in the movie The Queen, which was about what happened after Diana’s death. Peter Morgan, the man who made The Crown, also wrote the script for that movie.
In 1997, the Queen and Prince Philip also marked their 50th wedding anniversary. Both Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother died in 2002, but it’s not clear if these deaths will be in season 5 or season 6.
In Season 6, the story will move into the early 2000s.
Where Does Season 5 of the Crown Take Place?
Season 5 started filming in the summer of 2021, and we know that some of it happened in Scotland.The Scottish Sun said that Imelda Staunton was seen filming in the town of Macduff in the county of Aberdeenshire.
The Strathspey & Badenoch Herald says that Staunton and the actors who play Princess Anne (thought to be Claudia Harrison) and her husband, Timothy Lawrence, were seen filming on a beach near Covesea Lighthouse near Lossiemouth.
In February 2022, Staunton and Pryce were seen getting out of a Rolls-Royce outside the London Colliseum. They were recreating the 1995 Royal Variety Performance, but it’s not clear how these scenes fit into the story.
Is There a Trailer for Season 5 of the Crown?
The fifth season of The Crown has not yet been filmed, so there is no trailer for it yet.
Harry and Meghan: Will They Be in the Crown?
The news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are leaving their jobs in the Royal Family and moving to the US is dominating the news right now. However, the timeframes of the last two seasons of The Crown and the fact that writer Peter Morgan wants to look at events from a distance mean that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s move and televised interview with Oprah Winfrey are unlikely to be included in the show.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter in August 2020, Morgan said that things that seem important at the time may not be as important as they seem now.
Morgan said, “Meghan and Harry are in the middle of their journey, and I have no idea what it is or how it will end.”
“I kind of have a 20-year rule in my head. That is enough time and distance to really understand something, to understand its role, its place, and its importance.”
He did say, though, that the story of Harry and Meghan might be hinted at as long as The Crown keeps focusing on Charles and Diana’s relationship and its tragic end.
“I think that to be a good dramatist, you need to be able to see things from different points of view and be open to metaphors. You could, for example, use analogies and metaphors to tell the story of Harry and Meghan, if that’s what you want to do.
“Because there have been so many examples in the past, like Wallis Simpson and Edward VII, or Diana and Prince Charles. There have been many times in the past when there were problems in a marriage.
“There have been wives in the Royal family who felt like they didn’t belong and didn’t feel welcome. So you can tell a lot of stories without talking about Harry and Meghan.”
That doesn’t mean that the Sussexes won’t show up on Netflix soon. The couple made a deal with the streaming giant in September 2020 to make a number of shows for them through their own production company. Documentaries, feature films, TV series, and shows for kids are likely to be on the schedule.
Will the Crown Have a Sixth Season?
Season 6 has been confirmed, and it’s likely that it will focus on Tony Blair’s time in power and his work relationship with the Queen after Diana’s death.