The Crown Season 5: The fourth season of The Crown is already streaming on the streaming giant. This season took us through the 1980s. Ever since the show was released, all fans of the historical drama are eagerly looking forward to The Crown Season 5. The latest and the fourth season of the show introduced Princess Diana. A lot has happened on the show. What would happen next? It looks like some very interesting things are coming up on the show. Keep reading to find out everything about The Crown Season 5-
What Would Happen Next?
The fourth season of The Crown featured the timeline that witnessed the end of Margaret Thatcher’s time as the prime minister in the 1990s. This means that The Crown season 5 will begin with an entirely new decade. This season will see John Major as the new British Prime Minister. This would act as the neat closing point for the sixth season. Prime Minister’s term ended there. Peter Morgan, the creator, could also feature Princess Diana’s tragic Paris car crash in The Crown Season 5.
The early 1990s were quite eventful for the whole royal family. In these years, Princess Anne got divorced. Prince Andrew was separated from Sarah Ferguson, and Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ separation also kicked off. ‘The War of the Wales’ started shattering the fairytale image of the royal couple. In the year of 1992, Andrew Morton published Princess Diana’s biography that revealed the truth of Princess Diana’s bulimia.
Three years later, Princess Diana gave an explosive interview on BBC one where she spoke about Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles’ affair. She said that there were three of them in the marriage.
New Faces Are Coming Up For The Crown Season 5!
This upcoming season of The Crown Season 5 will see a new set of cast. First joining the cast is Imelda Staunton, who is coming in to play Queen Elizabeth II. She will be coming in to replace Olivia Colman and Claire Foy. To portray the character of her flamboyant younger sister Princess Margaret, Actress Lesly Manville will join the cast. The Oscar-nominated star will follow the footsteps of Helena Bonham Carter and Vanessa Kirby, who earlier played Margaret Thatcher.
Elizabeth Debicki will also reprise her role as Princess Diana. Oscar nominee Jonathan Pryce will take over from Matt Smith, who plays the part of Prince Philip. Many new actors are not yet announced. We will let you know more about these casting as the news surfaces about it.
Production and Release Status
Back in October 2020, the series lead Imelda Staunton revealed that The Crown Season 5 would start filming sometime around July 2021. Earlier in 2020, Staunton spoke to Entertainment Weekly that his research is still going on. The filming is delayed because of the ongoing pandemic. She says that she thinks that everything in the world is getting pushed on. So who knows, they could have been chipping away at this thing quietly.
Deadline had earlier reported that The Crown Season 5 would begin filming in 2021. The first and the second season were filmed together in 2016 and 2017. The third and fourth seasons were filmed together. Now the fifth and sixth seasons will most probably film in the upcoming years. If the production starts in 2021, we might see more episodes of the show sometime in 2022.