Ever since its inception in 2016, the historical Netflix drama series is gaining accelerated momentum with each season, without showing any signs of slowing down. The fifth season of The Crown is round the corner, and fans are wondering what next in Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, encompassing the lives of those involved within the magnificent circle. Fans are keenly waiting for the upcoming narrative of Charles and Diana, along with Margaret Thatcher in this groundbreaking drama. Keep reading to know more about what’s happening next.
When will Season 5 of The Crown Release?
As per the latest reports that give insights into the current updates of the show, the filming of season 5 will begin in July 2021. The team will film the coming season in London. Ted Sanders, serving as content chief in Netflix, had announced in 2016 that the original blueprint of the show includes six seasons in total. These seasons will span across six decades and will take almost ten years for completion. The coming season will be available on Netflix in 2022.
Who is Present in the New Casting Roles? Which Faces will Make a Comeback?
The entry into the new decade in The Crown will initiate a change in the cast. The prime writer of the series, Peter Morgan, had announced that the change in a cast every two seasons helps to bring in a real essence about the characters aging with fast-forwarded time. In the coming season, Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II. She is famous for her role as Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter franchise. Jonathan Pryce is donning the role of Prince Philip. Elizabeth Debicki will take on the role of Diana, Princess of Wales. Dominic West is cast as Prince Charles. Olivia Williams will be seen in the role of Camilla Parker Bowles.
What will Happen in Season 5?
The fourth season of The Crown concluded the events that took place in December 1990. In November, Margaret Thatcher resigns from the post of Prime Minister. And, even though Prince of Wales repeatedly seeks to separate Charles and Diana, they remain married.
Considering the events from the history of the following decade in this royal kingdom, one can interpret what sequential events will characterize the next season. Queen Elizabeth II herself had described the year 1992 as an “annus horriblus.” It marks the divorce between Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips. Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew had decided to separate. In the same year, Ferguson, also known as “Fergie,” was caught up in a scandal when certain compromising photos were revealed with John Bryan, her financial advisor.
Moreover, a disastrous fire broke out in Windsor Castle in November 1992, which significantly destroyed the structures and caused a substantial financial loss. That same year, Charles and Diana announced that they would split, that the divorce finally took place in 1996.
In 1992, Morton had also published his book on Diana, titled Diana: Her True Story, which gives deep insights into her life. Besides the tumultuous year of 1992, the following years also mark Diana’s death, the Queen’s golden wedding anniversary, and Tony Blair’s win in 1997. As the plotline will cover up to the beginning of the 2000s, these events may mark the sequence of season 5.
Who is Playing Princess Margaret?
In July 2020, as per the official announcement by Netflix, Lesley Manville, the Oscar-nominated actress, will take up the role of Princess Margaret. It was previously played by Helena Bonham Carter and Vanessa Kirby in the previous seasons of The Crown.
These are some recent updates that encircle the coming season of the widely-watched drama, The Crown. As season 5 will take some time to release, you can keep up with the story in the four seasons of The Crown, exclusively on Netflix.