The Crown has reclaimed the throne. And we now have a release date for the upcoming season. Netflix will soon release the fifth season of ‘The Crown,’ which guides Queen Elizabeth II’s life and rise to power.
It’s also disheartening to discover that this will be the first season of the series to be released following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th. The Crown follows Queen Elizabeth II’s reign from her wedding in 1947 to the early twenty-first century.
The fifth season will take place in the early to mid-1990s. Along with the exclusive release date, we have cast member updates too.
‘The Crown’ Season 5 Release Date
During Netflix’s massive Tudum event, it was announced that Imelda Staunton will play the late Queen Elizabeth II in the new season. The fifth season is officially scheduled to premiere on November 9, 2022, on the streaming platform Netflix.
The upcoming season will also feature glimpses of young Prince William and Prince Harry.
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) September 24, 2022
The new Queen once said, “I’m delighted to be inheriting the role of Queen Elizabeth from two outstanding actresses. 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.”
‘The Crown’ Season 5 Cast Is Here
’The Crown’ cast reveals a lot about what to expect from season 5. Here is the entire list:
- Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II
- Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip – Duke of Edinburgh, Elizabeth’s Husband
- Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret Countess of Snowdon & Elizabeth’s Younger Sister
- Jonny Lee Miller as John Major Prime Minister 1990 – 1997
- Flora Montgomery as Norma Major John Major’s Wife
- Dominic West as Charles ‘Prince of Wales’ Elizabeth and Philip’s Eldest Child & The Heir
- Elizabeth Debicki as Diana ‘Princess of Wales’ Charles’ Wife
- Marcia Warren as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, King George VI’s Widow & Elizabeth II’s Mother
- Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles, Charles’ Long-Time Lover
- Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne, Elizabeth & Philip’s Second child & Only daughter
- James Murray as Prince Andrew ‘Duke of York’ Elizabeth & Philip’s Third Child
- Emma Laird Craig as Sarah, Duchess of York & Andrew’s Wife
- Sam Woolf as Prince Edward Elizabeth & Philip’s Youngest Child
- Andrew Havill as Robert Fellowes The Queen’s Private Secretary & brother-in-law of Princess Diana
- Natascha McElhone as Penelope Knatchbull, Lady Romsey, Wife of Norton Knatchbull, Lord Romsey, Second Cousin of Prince Charles
- Senan West as Prince William of Wales, Charles and Diana’s elder son and the second-in-line for the British throne.
- Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed, Diana’s Lover
- Salim Daw as Mohamed Al-Fayed, Dodi Fayed’s Father
- Amir El-Masry as young Mohamed Al-Fayed
- Bertie Carvel as Tony Blair, Prime Minister 1997–2006
- Prasanna Puwanarajah as Martin Bashir, the journalist who conducted An Interview with HRH The Princess of Wales
- Timothy Dalton as Peter Townsend, Margaret’s former lover
- Humayun Saeed as Dr. Hasnat Khan, Diana’s lover from 1995–1997[
- Lydia Leonard as Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s wife
- Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Monique Ritz, Charles Ritz’s Widow
The Crown Season 5 Exclusive Promo Breakdown
During the event, a short promo with steamy details was also shown to the audience. It contains some behind-the-scenes footage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s tumultuous relationship breakdown in the early 1990s.
The promo started with, “Buckingham Palace is issuing this statement. It is with regret the Prince and Princess of Wales are separated.”
And then it followed, “After Prince Charles bared his soul to the nation, Princess of Wales upstaged her husband speaking about her broken marriage, life, and her future.”
Also, in September 2022, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, production of the following season was stopped for a week as a mark of respect, as mentioned by show creator Peter Morgan.
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