As Netflix announces that the award-winning show The Crown’s fifth season will be it’s last, there are a lot of questions that concern the audience of the show.
The Crown came as a revolution for Netflix and made Netflix seem worthy and able of producing Hollywood-worthy content. The first two seasons of The Crown earned Claire Foy two Golden Globes and an Emmy for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in the hit series.
- The Crown season 5’s new queen
- 21st-century queen for The Crown
- The Crown: Ending of the Royal Saga
And Netflix pulled all the stops there were to make it worthy of winning accolades and a global audience, which is how the budget for The Crown being a whopping $13 Million per episode is justified. But the show with all its glory is coming to an end with Season 5 and both creator Peter Morgan and Netflix have confirmed. So, what is the plotline for The Crown Season 5 going to be about? And is a certain new royal-couple set to make their The Crown debut?
The Crown Season 5’s New Queen
On 31 January 2020, The Crown’s creator Peter Morgan confirmed that The Crown Season 5 will be it’s last. Fans globally were left disappointed but Morgan has promised that The Crown season 5 will not disappoint and feature a lot of interesting storylines to look forward to.
But the most exciting news coming from the announcement of The Crown season 5 is perhaps who is going to play Queen Elizabeth II. Going as per tradition, The Crown features a new cast every two seasons. And Imelda Staunton, most famous for playing Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter series will succeed Olivia Colman to play the iconic role in Crown Season 5.
Confirming the news, Staunton further said that she is beyond excited and honoured to play the role of Queen Elizabeth and succeed Claire Foy and Olivia Colman who were astounding in their performances. But what era will The Crown Season 5 be focused on?
21st Century Queen For The Crown
Season 4 of The Crown is set to introduce Princess Diana played by newcomer Emma Corrin and Margaret Thatcher played by Gillian Anderson. Focusing mostly on the Iron Lady Era time in office as Britain’s Prime Minister and Diana’s marriage and separation to Prince Charles (John O’ Connor) the era will end with the 90s.
But a statement by the creator of The Crown Peter Morgan has stirred up an interesting question: Will The Crown takes a leap in Season 5? According to Morgan, Imelda Staunton as the Queen will take the show into the 21st Century. The 90s were a horrible and tumultuous decade for the Queen and there are plenty of events just ready to be dramatized. So, what is it going to be? Leap or the 90s?
The Crown: Ending Of the Royal Saga
On one hand we have the 90s, where The Crown of England took a hit. The Queen’s all three children got divorced. Prince Andrew, Princess Margaret and of course Prince Charles with Princess Diana in 1996. A fire also broke out in the Windsor Castle which led to the Queen opening the gates of Buckingham Palace to the public in order to be able to restore the palace.
There is certainly enough drama in these events that Netflix might think of requesting another Season of The Crown but there is also another way the writers of the show could go. The late 2010s and 2020 has also proved one of the controversial years in the British Royal Family with what we know now as ‘Megxit’. Prince Harry married an American actress Meghan Markle and Markle became a favourite of the British press.
Markle along with Prince Harry came under constant scrutiny that was only too similar to what Harry’s mother Princess Diana went through. In 2020, the couple decided to step down as senior members of the Royal Family and move to the United States. The Queen apparently was not informed of the decision and was heart-broken by her grandson’s decision to leave the family.
So, it is for Morgan and team to decide which storyline would be more interesting to follow for Crown Season 5. And for us, we will have to wait a good two years to find it out. Which way do you think The Crown Season 5 should follow? Let us know in the comments below!