Season Five of “The Crown” is just weeks away! On Saturday, Sept. 24, Netflix announced that Season Five of “The Crown” will premiere on Nov. 9, 2022.
It’s been almost two years since the fourth season of the Netflix drama debuted and fans have been patiently waiting to see the next chapter in the royal family's lives play out on the small screen.
The anticipation of the Emmy award-winning show's return rose after Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8 at the age of 96.
The longest-reigning monarch “died peacefully” at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, surrounded by her family. "The Crown" continues to tell the tale of her legacy, as well as her family's.
Season Four took place at the end of the 1970’s with Emmy award-winning actor Olivia Colman as Her Majesty. It also saw the queen’s eldest son, then Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), marry a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin), and introduced Britain’s first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson) as she led the country into the Falklands War.
With Season Five around the corner, here is everything we know.
When is Season 5 premiering?
On Saturday, Sept. 24, Netflix announced that Season Five of “The Crown” will premiere on Nov. 9, 2022.
The streaming giant also showed a teaser for the upcoming season at its Tudum global fan event.
The new preview respectively shows Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki) and Charles (Dominic West) as the news of their separation is made public.
In September 2021, Netflix shared a video message from Imelda Staunton, who is taking on the role of Queen Elizabeth II, on the set of “The Crown” announcing the news of the show's fifth season.
What is Season 5 about?
Season Five will focus on the royal family’s life from early-to-mid 1990s. Likely, the plot will focus on Charles and Diana's marital turmoil: The couple separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996, a year before Diana died in a shocking car accident.
A whole new group of actors were tapped to bring to life the royals from that decade.
The season is also set during John Major’s tenure as England’s prime minister from 1990-97.
The trailer for Season 5 shows a family in crisis — and lots of Diana
The first official trailer for "The Crown" Season 5 shows the queen addressing her family's various scandals — especially Charles and Diana's marriage.
"I don't think it's my behavior that's threatening its survival," the Queen tells her son over the cover of "Bittersweet Symphony."
Other scenes show Diana having a hard time with her mandate to remain "silent"; Diana in the revenge dress; and Diana doing the Panorama interview. Lots of Diana.
Who is in 'The Crown' Season 5?
Imelda Staunton ("Harry Potter," "Downton Abbey") is transforming into Queen Elizabeth for the fifth season, succeeding Claire Floy and Olivia Colman, who played younger versions of the monarch.
“I will do my utmost to maintain the very high standard that they set. Hopefully, I look calm, collected, and capable. My stomach, meanwhile, is doing somersaults,” Staunton said of taking on the role in a video shared by Netflix last year.
Princess Diana will be portrayed by Elizabeth Debicki.
Other notable characters that are set to appear — and their actor counterparts — are:
- Jonathan Pryce as Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
- Lesley Manville as Elizabeth’s younger sister, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
- Jonny Lee Miller as John Major, Prime Minister.
- Marcia Warren as Elizabeth II’s mother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
- Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles, now queen consort
- Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne, Elizabeth and Philip’s second child and only daughter.
- James Murray as Prince Andrew, Elizabeth and Philip’s third child.
- Emma Laird Craig as Sarah, Duchess of York, Andrew’s wife.
- Sam Woolf as Prince Edward, Elizabeth and Philip’s youngest child.
New character posters from the forthcoming season hint at Charles and Diana's split.
When does Season 5 take place?
The season will span the early to mid 1990s, including a time that the queen referred to as her "annus horribilus" in a speech.
Where is the trailer?
While the cast of "The Crown" has been revealed, audiences are slowly seeing the actors as their characters. No official trailer has been released... yet!
Is there a Season 6 of 'The Crown'?
Yes, filming for Season Six of “The Crown” is already underway.
On Sept. 2, the young actors taking on the roles of teenage versions of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, were announced.
Rufus Kampa will play a younger version of Prince William, while Ed McVey will get a shot to play Prince William as an older teen. Making her professional acting debut, Meg Bellamy will play the former Kate Middleton. The actor playing Prince Harry has not been cast.
In wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death, Deadline reported that Peter Morgan, writer “The Crown,” said that the series is “a love letter to her.”
In an email message, he added that he expects production on Season Six “will stop filming out of respect” for a period of time.