We all know that along with the royal enthusiasts, even fans and netizens have totally binge watched and devoured ardently the entire story from first season of The Crown to the fourth one in November 2020 on global giant OTT streaming platform Netflix and this might be a bit relieving wait for all fans so here’s everything fans should know about Netflix’s The Crown season 5.
Making the wait for all the netizens and royal enthusiasts who are craving to see the next chapter in this hit series based on the British Royal family and the drama surrounding it, we take a look at everything fans should know about Netflix’s The Crown season 5.
Right from the Oscar nominated stalwart actors essaying the roles of Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, and Prince Philip to the casting of the new Princess Diana and Prince Charles, this is surely certain that the show’s final two seasons are shaping up to be a fitting send-off for the groundbreaking drama series and so a good news for The Crown fans here is that we take a thorough glance at everything fans should know about Netflix’s The Crown season 5.
The Crown 5 production – A leading digital global entertainment publication on 7th April officially in their report confirmed that season 5 of The Crown will begin filming in London in July 2021, which means it is currently being filmed with the production for same also going on in swing. But till now The Crown season 5 release date has not been revealed and confirmed by the makers due to which fans are getting more excited for The Crown season 5 and 6.
Production pictures – On 30th July 2021, The Crown revealed the first look of veteran and iconic hollywood actor Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth on their official social media handle via microblogging site Twitter.
Total number of seasons for The Crown – Finally after a lot of discussions between the streaming platform and The Crown series creator Peter Morgan, in last year July 2020, Peter Morgan officially confirmed via a leading global digital entertainment publication that the show would be returning to the screens for a sixth and final season and speaking about same, he had said, “As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons. To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail”.
Role of Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown season 5 and 6 – Veteran hollywood star Imelda Staunton will be seen playing the role of Queen Elizabeth II. Initially, a scrapped sixth season originally meant that the Oscar nominated iconic Hollywood actor Imelda Staunton would have only one installment to make an impact. But now she is going to be seen in both the fifth and sixth seasons, as was the case with the queens before her.
In an earlier statement confirming about casting the nuanced hollywood actor in the iconic role of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who would be seen as a main part of hit series The Crown star cast as particularly her role is going to be path breaking in both The Crown season 5 and The Crown season 6 and opening up on this, creator and showrunner Peter Morgan had said, “I’m absolutely thrilled to confirm Imelda Staunton as Her Majesty the Queen for the fifth and final season, taking The Crown into the 21st century. Imelda is an astonishing talent and will be a fantastic successor to Claire Foy and Olivia Colman”.
OTT streaming platform Netflix also tweeting a statement from Imelda Staunton about her casting on their official twitter handle back in January 2020 had posted a tweet which read, “I have loved watching The Crown from the very start. As an actor it was a joy to see how both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman brought something special and unique to Peter Morgan’s scripts. I am genuinely honored to be joining such an exceptional creative team and to be taking The Crown to its conclusion”.
Princess Margaret in The Crown season 5 – Last year in July 2020, Netflix officially taking to their social media handle on microblogging site twitter had confirmed addition of the iconic and cult hollywood actor and Oscar nominee Leslie Manville (Phantom Thread, Maleficent) as a main part of The Crown season 5 star cast wherein she is going to be seen playing the iconic character of Princess Margaret and in her official statement shared on The Crown’s official twitter handle, she had said, “I could not be happier to be playing Princess Margaret. The baton is being passed on from two formidable actresses and I really don’t want to let the side down. Furthermore, to play siblings with my dear friend Imelda Staunton will be nothing short of a complete joy”.
New additions in The Crown season 5 star cast – A leading global entertainment publication back in their report dated 12th August 2020 had confirmed about the addition of Oscar nominated ‘Game Of Thrones’ star Jonathan Pryce in another pivotal role of Prince Philip and also is a part of main and principal The Crown season 5 star cast as well as is going to be seen in The Crown season 6 as well. He takes over the role from Tobias Menzies (seasons 3 and 4) and Matt Smith (seasons 1 and 2).
In his statement talking about same, Pryce had said, “I am delighted to be working with Netflix again. The positive experience I had making The Two Popes has given me the confidence to tackle the daunting prospect of portraying Prince Philip. To be doing so with Peter Morgan in the company of Imelda and Lesley will be a joy”.
In addition, The Crown official social media handle via microblogging site twitter announced in June 2021 that Elementary actor Jonny Lee Miller will join Netflix’s hit series The Crown season 5 star cast as Prime Minister John Major.
The Crown season 5 cast will also include new and renowned mix of versatile actors for essaying the characters of Camilla Parker Bowles and Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Whilst the casting confirmations roll in, fans should definitely be keeping in consideration and mind that cameos from former cast members could occur like besides Foy in season 4, John Lithgow’s Winston Churchill and Pip Torrens’ Tommy Lascelles appeared briefly in season 3.
New additions for Princess Diana and Prince Charles in The Crown season 5 and 6 star cast – Speaking about The Crown’s upcoming seasons 5 and 6, The Crown season 5 is welcoming a new Princess Diana which follows ace hollywood actor Emma Corrin’s one-season portrayal of the headline-making royal.
Hollywood actress Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager, The Great Gatsby) is going to be seen portraying the character of late enigmatic Princess Diana in Netflix’s The Crown season 5 and season 6 and as confirmed via tweet on the official twitter handle of The Crown back in August 2020, Elizabeth’s shared statement on the show’s social media handle at Twitter read, “Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many. It is my true privilege and honor to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from Episode One”.
The Wire and The Affair fame hollywood actor Dominic West is going to be seen essaying the character of Prince Charles in Netflix’s The Crown season 5 as reported by a leading global entertainment website back in October 2020 which had been officially confirmed by yet another globally reliable entertainment publication back in April 2021. The Brit would take over from Josh O’Connor, who played Prince Charles in The Crown season 3 and 4 of the series.
The Crown season 5 plot and storyline – There’s no official word on what exactly is going to be covered in Netflix’s The Crown season 5 since The Crown season 4 ended in 1990, when Thatcher had been ousted from her Prime Minister position and also its uncertain and unknown at the moment in present about how modern would the British monarchy get even though a leading global reliable entertainment publication reported that The Crown season 6 would end in early 2000’s which means the series is also going to delve into the era of 90’s but would not showcase the college courtship between Prince William and Kate Middleton, or Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.
The Crown season 5 premiere date – No official release date for the fifth season has been announced, but according to leading globally reliable entertainment publication, The Crown season 5 won’t premiere until 2022.