Creator and showrunner Peter Morgan has finally revealed when ‘The Crown’ will be back with its fifth season and fans are disappointed.
‘The Crown’ has become one of the most popular show’s on Netflix over the years. Its reputation for being factually accurate to a major extent, beautiful cinematography, and breath-taking acting performances earned the series critical acclaim and accolades worldwide. With every season ‘The Crown’ has shown sheer perfection. In 2020, it released its much-awaited season 4 that began the legendary story of Charles and Diana’s relationship. Its upcoming season 5 will finally reveal the details of Diana’s life as a princess, her tumultuous marriage, and ultimately her tragic death.
However, the writers of the show have now disclosed information about the next season’s release and the news is not good!
- ‘The Crown’: The intricate story of the British monarchy
- Seasons 4: What we have seen yet
- Season 5: Release update!
‘The Crown’ – The intricate story of the British monarchy
Since the time Peter Morgan’s historical show ‘The Crown’ first arrived on Netflix, it has had its audiences entranced. The series has been praised for its engaging story, exhilarating visuals, and remarkable scriptwriting. It follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II and begins from the point in time she got married to Prince Philip in 1947. Claire Foy plays the youthful rendition of the sovereign for the initial two seasons and is replaced by Olivia Colman in season 3 to play a more mature version of the Queen.
‘The Crown’ makes the viewing experience enthralling and gives you a more profound conception of the events leading to Britain’s eminence under the rule of the Queen. This Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy award-winning series has even been designated “television’s best drama” by The Telegraph. This is without a doubt what one alludes to as “TV gold”.
Seasons 4: What we have seen yet
The latest season focuses on the complicated relationship shared between Diana, Charles, and Camilla. Emma Corrin plays Princess Diana; Josh O’Connor plays Prince Charles, and Camilla is portrayed by Emerald Fennell. The season focuses on how Charles decided to marry Diana only because it was the right thing to do for the good of the country and his family.
Diana’s eating disorder which was further aggravated by Charles’ relationship with Camilla was also one of the main storylines in season 4. It is shown how the marriage became a painful agreement between the two. The season ends with Diana giving birth to her children.
Season 5: Release update!
It is being said that season 5 will commence shooting in June 2021 and will premiere on Netflix only by the end of 2022. Peter Morgan has revealed in an interview that this delay in production has nothing to do with COVID-19. He said,
“It’s a normal schedule for us because what happens is, as you’ve noticed, we filmed The Crown in two-season chunks. And there was a gap year in there in which I frantically do a draft of all the scripts, and then I rewrite the scripts and polish the scripts after that — but at least we have a roadmap of where we’re going for the two seasons. And I said that there was no way that I could possibly do that and be showrunning the seasons if they were in production. You do need a gap year to get ahead with the writing”.
The upcoming season is all set to tell the story of Charles and Diana’s divorce in 1996, one year before Diana’s fatal car accident. It may potentially also include Camilla and Charles’ marriage 9 years later. Season 5 will be the second last one as the series will finally conclude with its sixth instalment, a decision made by its makers to do complete justice to the story.
Fans have to now wait for almost 2 years to watch the upcoming season!
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