Netflix has finally announced the release for the fifth season of the acclaimed series The Crown. Fictional Queen Elizabeth will be gracing our television screen again in November 2022. The announcement was part of the Netflix global fan event TUDUM.
After sweeping the Emmy awards with its fourth season, The Crown will return with an all-new cast, playing the British royal family. Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth, Jonathan Price as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Dominic West as Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles, Jonny Lee Millers as Prime Minister John Majors.
This will be the third and last cast cycle in The Crown, as Claire Foy started out playing the Queen for the first two seasons, then the series took a year off and started again with Olivia Colman playing the Queen for another two seasons.
The premiere date for Season 5 was announced by Staunton from the set of the series, and she also praised Foy and Colman for their amazing performances by saying:
“I will do my utmost to maintain the very high standard that they set,” she said. “Hopefully I look calm, collected and capable. My stomach, meanwhile, is doing somersaults.”
Staunton was initially supposed to play the role of Queen for one last season but the series creator Peter Morgan decided to make two seasons with series expanding to Season 6 with Staunton as Queen, which according to Morgan will be the final seasons of the series.