The Crown season 5 has a release date. The Netflix series will return on November 9 and introduces us to Imelda Staunton’s version of Queen Elizabeth II. She takes on the role of Olivia Colman, who previously won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and will play the monarch for an additional season.
The news comes thanks to Netflix’s Tudum event. It has been a particularly difficult time for the British monarchy, as Queen Elizabeth passed away earlier this month and King Charles III took his place at the head of the family. Due to the queen’s passing, The Crown has been one of Netflix’s most-watched TV shows in recent days.
Season 5 of The Crown takes us back to the 1990s, which was a dramatic period for the royals: the year 1992 was a particularly difficult one, with the Queen herself once labeling it an “annus horribilis” or “horrible year”. In the space of 12 months, Princess Anne divorced Captain Mark Phillips, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson announced their separation, Charles and Diana made the public decision to separate (although they didn’t divorce until 1996), and on top of all that , Windsor The castle burned down.
Joining Staunton in the new season of The Crown are a host of recognizable names, including Game of Thrones actor Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Phantom Thread scene-stealer Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Tenet’s Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales, and Wire’s The Dominic West as Prince Charles.
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