The fifth season will not be an easy one for the fans as they will have to say goodbye to several of the show’s characters. Here are all the updates-
Netflix’s The Crown has been renewed for a sixth season after all and it will not conclude with season 5 as was declared earlier by the streaming giant. The show is one of the biggest period dramas and definitely one of the most-watched on Netflix.
- What awaits fans in season 5 of The Crown?
- The story so far
- When will season 5 air?
- Who will star in season 5?
Show-runner and veteran director Peter Morgan had stated in an earlier interview, “At the outset I had imagined it (The Crown) running for six seasons, but now that we have begun work on the stories for the fifth season, it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop. I’m grateful to Netflix and Sony for supporting me in this decision”. The Netflix drama is set mainly during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and is focused on the public and personal lives of the royal family. The fifth season will not be an easy one for the fans as they will have to say goodbye to several of the show’s characters. Here are all the updates-
What awaits fans in season 5 of The Crown?
While there are rumours going around that the show might cover present-day royalties like Princess Megan Markle and Prince Harry, the series may not go that far. The fifth season will be based upon the relationship and public life of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Therefore it will most likely be based in the 80s and 90s. As the turbulent and scandalous relationship between Princess Diana and Prince Charles takes center stage in the next season, fans can also expect to see the rise and fall of Britain’s Iron Lady.
Margaret Thatcher, one of the most iconic and influential political figures of the world and Britain in the last century led the country for nearly a decade. Her rule was marked by turbulence, controversies, and the Falklands War with Argentina. The season might last until the early 2000s and so we might get to see Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s divorce and following her death in a car accident which was mourned by her admirers the world over. It does seem like the 5th season will be driven by the deaths of older royals such as the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret in 2002.
What has been the story so far
The show has only aired 3 seasons on Netflix. In the first season, we saw Queen Elizabeth II marry Philip Mountbatten and following events till 1955 during which Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister. Also during this period, there was a big controversy regarding Princess Margaret’s decision to reject Peter Townsend’s marriage proposal. The second season takes us to the times of the Suez Canal crisis, retirements of Prime Ministers Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan, the birth of Prince Edward and the Profumo scandal in the English government. The third season takes us to the 60s and 70s in Britain covering the Silver Jubilee of the Queen and the election of Harold Wilson as the Prime Minister and following him Edward Heath. The fourth season is set to feature Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Lady Diana and even Prince Harry. The fifth and the sixth season shall cover the story from then to the early 21st century in the life of Queen Elizabeth II.
When will season 5 air?
As Netflix has only released 3 seasons of The Crown on its streaming platform, it is quite difficult to say when season 5 may come out. However, we do have a clue. It is expected to air no earlier than next year i.e. next year or even 2022.
Who will star in season 5?
Its official. Imelda Staunton, most popularly known for her portrayal of Professor Umbridge in the Harry Potter movies, will replace Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II for the entirety of season 5 and season 6. Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret and Gillian Anderson is to be the iconic Margaret Thatcher.