Season 5 of The Crown, a royal drama on Netflix, is being filmed with a new cast, which includes Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Lesley Manville, Jonathan Pryce, and Bertie Carvel.
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 enormously impacted the decade.
As Gillian Anderson’s Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin’s Diana captivated viewers, the new episodes were praised by critics and became some of the most talked-about TV shows of the year.
If you’ve already seen Season 4, you might wonder when Season 5 will come out and what the royal soap opera will be like after another complete cast change.
Will There Be a Season 5 of the Crown?
Season 5 of the award-winning Netflix show will start soon.
News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five!
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 9, 2020
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.
How Many Seasons of the Crown Will There Be?
The drama was supposed to have six 10-episode seasons, but when The Crown creator Peter Morgan wrote 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.
So, we now know that the fifth Season of The Crown will be the second-to-last one and 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, 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 is the Crown Season 5 on Netflix?
According to bt.com, Filming started in June 2021, and Imelda Staunton said at the Netflix TUDUM event that the new series would debut in November 2022:
— Netflix (@netflix) September 25, 2021
Who’s in the Cast of the Crown Season 5?
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. By reading on, you can find out who will play the Queen in season 5 of The Crown and who else is in the cast.
Olivia Colman’s role as Queen Elizabeth II is taken over by Imelda Staunton for seasons 5 and 6 of The Crown.
Imelda Staunton – Queen Elizabeth II
Lesley Manville – Princess Margaret
Jonathan Pryce – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Elizabeth Debicki – Princess Diana
Dominic West – Prince Charles
Senan West – Prince William
Olivia Williams – Camilla Parker Bowles
Jonny Lee Miller – John Major
Bertie Carvel – Tony Blair
Humayun Saeed – Dr Hasnat Khan
Other Cast Members for the Crown Season 5
Other actors joining the cast of The Crown for season 5 include:
Emma Laird Craig
Salim Dau (Oslo)
Andrew Havill (Downton Abbey)
What Years Will Season 5 of the Crown Cover?
Season 5 of The Crown will pick up where Season 4 left off, which was in late 1990. This means that the show will likely 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 the fire badly damaged Windsor Castle.
In November of that year, just four days after the Windsor fire, she gave a speech to mark the 40th anniversary of her taking the throne. In it, she said, “1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure. It has turned out to be an “annus horribilis.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorced in 1996, and Diana died in a car accident in 1997.
In 1995, at the end of that decade, Diana gave a candid interview to journalist Martin Bashir. This interview is still making waves today, 25 years after it happened.
In 2006, Helen Mirren played the title role in the movie The Queen, which was about what happened after Diana’s death. Peter Morgan, who made The Crown, also wrote the script for that movie.
In 1997, the Queen and Prince Philip also marked their 50th wedding anniversary. Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother died in 2002, but it’sunclear whetherf these deaths will be in season 5 or 6.
In Season 6, the story will move into the early 2000s.
Where is the Crown Season 5 Filmed?
Season 5 started filming in the summer of 2021, and we know some 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, 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 Coliseum. They were recreating the 1995 Royal Variety Performance, but it’s unclear how these scenes fit into the story.
Will There Be a Season 6 of the Crown?
Season 6 has been confirmedconfirmedll likely focus on Tony Blair’s time in power and his work relationship with the Queen after Diana’s death.
Frequently Asked Question
Will the Crown Have the 5th Season?
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.
When Will Season 4 of the Crown Come Out?
When did season 4 of The Crown come out on Netflix? Netflix has said that the fourth Season will be available to stream on November 15.
In Season 4 of the Crown, Who Plays Queen Elizabeth?
In Seasons 3 and 4 of The Crown, Olivia Colman plays Queen Elizabeth.
At the start of The Crown season 3, Colman played the Queen when she was 38 years old in 1964. When The Crown season 4 ended in 1990, she was 64.