Looking ahead at what to expect from The Crown Season 5 on Netflix.
Everyone knows how adored this Netflix production is, but what everyone wants to know is: when does the next season start? Come join us and let’s find out!
The Crown premiered its first season in 2016 and since then has kept a large number of fans and critics amazed with how this drama series portraits the royal family. The latest season was released in November 2020 and after this, the level of excitement for season five has only grown.
And guess what? Season six is already confirmed as well.
The Crown season 5 release date?
We don’t have an official release date announced by Netflix yet, but according to Variety season five will start filming in July.
Considering the several months for filming and postproduction it is possible to conclude that we might only be able to catch up on the royal family’s plot in the second half of 2022.
Seems far, but it will surely be worth the wait.
Changes in the cast
The cast will come with some changes in the upcoming season.
The Queen, formerly played by Olivia Colman (known for The Favorite) will now be played by Imelda Staunton (known for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), while Margareth, that was played by Helena Bonham Carter (known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), will be played by Leslie Manville (known for Phantom Thread). Jonathan Pryce (known for Two Popes) will take over from Tobias Menzies (known for Outlander) as Prince Phillip.
Most importantly though, Princess Diana and Charles were played, respectively, by Emma Corrin (known for Pennyworth) and Josh O’Connor (known for God’s Own Country), and now Elizabeth Bedicki (known for The Kettering Incident) and Dominic West (known for The Wire) will take on these roles.
Watch: The Crown Season 4 Finale
What to expect?
Based on where we left on season four, we can guess that season five will remain between the 90s and the early 2000s. But leaving the guesses behind we are definitely interested in the interview that is confirmed to be a part of the next season.
According to The Telegraph, the Netflix original series will feature Princess Diana’s BBC interview with Martin Bashir, an occasion in which she uttered several controversial affirmations about the royal family and her relationship with Charles. This event was also recently discussed due to an official BBC inquiry which found that Bashir used “deceitful methods” to get his interview with the Princess.
Since we’ve already seen The Crown integrate real-life stories (and scandals) into the series we can only begin to imagine what will be featured in the show. It is known that, in 1996, Diana visited the Taj Mahal, an occasion in which a picture was taken, where we can see the Princess seated in a bank in front of the landmark.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see this featured in the series. This picture caught the attention of the public since the Taj Mahal is commonly related to love, and Diana is alone in the picture, reinforcing the idea of a marriage that was falling apart.
Pictures from the same time period also show Diana turning her face away from Charles ‘kiss, which may also be another detail that has a big chance of being incorporated into the series. Charles and Diane’s divorce in 1996 and her death in 1997 are two important events that most likely will appear in the upcoming season.
In 1992, the book Diana – Her true story, by Andrew Morton, that talks about Diana’s life, revealed to the public the different sides of the Princess’ feelings towards the royal family, her marriage and relationship problems with Charles.
Considering the impact the book had on the public it can surely be a part of season five.
For the moment though this is all purely speculation, but one thing is for sure, we can barely wait for The Crown Season 5.
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