The Crown Season 5 has a release date! It’s taken Netflix some time to reveal when the next season of this highly anticipated series is going to be released, but we finally have the news we were all waiting for. It was revealed at Tudum that the next season of The Crown will be released on November 9th, 2022, which really isn’t that far away at all.
So, Netflix revealed the premiere date for The Crown Season 5 during its online Tudum fan event on Saturday. As I mentioned above, the upcoming season of the hugely popular dramatized series about the British Royal Family is set to return on November 9th with an entirely new cast.
The series will see Imelda Staunton (the Harry Potter franchise) take over from Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II while Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes) will play her husband, Prince Philip. Meanwhile, Dominic West (The Affair) will play Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki (Tenet) will portray Princess Diana, Lesley Manville (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil) joins as the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret, and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary) stars as Prime Minister John Major.
The Crown Season 5 release date was revealed by Netflix
It’s believed that The Crown Season 5 will cover what happened to the Royal Family throughout the 1990s. There was a lot that happened to the Royals in the 90s. I suppose a lot of the next season will focus on Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ relationship – or more, the breakdown of their relationship.
We still know next to nothing about what’s going to happen in the The Crown Season 5. The show’s writers and producers, including creator Peter Morgan, haven’t let anything slip about which real-life events from the royals’ lives they plan to bring to the screen. However, the show’s casting has given fans some clues from which we can gleam some information about what’s to come in this upcoming season of the show.
It was revealed that Salim Daw was cast to play billionaire department store owner Mohamed Al-Fayed. He’ll be joined by Amir El-Masry, who has been cast as a younger Al-Fayed. This means that the show will feature some flashback scenes. Meanwhile, Khalid Abdalla will play Al-Fayed’s son Dodi. He tragically died in the same 1997 Parisian car crash that killed Princess Diana. The two were romantically linked at the time, so it seems as though some of the fifth season will touch on that whole event.
Moreover, Humayun Saeed will also be part of the ensemble cast as Dr. Hasnat Khan, a British-Pakistani heart surgeon with whom Diana had a secret two-year-long relationship with. Added to that, it’s also been revealed that viewers will get a glimpse of the young Prince William and Prince Harry, with Dominic West’s son Senan set to play William, and Teddy Hawley and Will Powell both portraying Harry at different ages.
The show about the Royals was delayed after the Queen’s death
It does seem as though The Crown Season 5 will lead up to Diana’s death. However, the series has been pretty clever at which scenes actually to include, and they also have changed things in the past. I wouldn’t say that The Crown is truly a historical drama because they have taken some liberties with the truth, but it’s made the show very, very entertaining.
Season 4 followed Emma Corrin (playing an 18-year-old Diana) and Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles) getting ready for their wedding. This gave audiences a glimpse into what went on between the couple before and after their wedding, but they didn’t actually show the wedding itself, which was an interesting choice.
The Crown Season 5 to focus on the Queen’s annus horribilis
As I mentioned above, the 90s were a very difficult and turbulent time for the Royal Family. The Queen famously called 1992 her “annus horribilis” after her only daughter, Princess Anne, got divorced and her sons Prince Charles and Prince Andrew both separated from their wives following a string of tabloid stories. That same year, Windsor Castle also suffered a catastrophic fire. That was a pretty bad year for the Royal Family. And then there was the death of Princess Diana in 1997 which just made things even worse for everybody involved.
The show was originally supposed to be released earlier in the year. However, after Queen Elizabeth II’s death on September 8th, they decided to delay the show’s release date. However, it’s also been revealed that the Queen’s passing has resulted in more people going back and watching the previous seasons of the show on Netflix again. According to data analytics firm Whip Media, the show’s U.K. viewership increased more than 800% following the Queen’s death, compared with the previous Friday-Sunday period.
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