The Crown continues to deliver as one of the highest quality productions on Netflix, and we’re now not long off the fifth season of the show. This will cover major events, including the separation of Charles and Diana. If you want to know more, we’ve rounded up all the information available so far.
Fans of the series will be pleased to here that the creator of the show – Peter Morgan – has decided to end the show after six seasons as opposed to five to cover everything in greater detail.
When does season 5 of The Crown release?
The Crown season 5 will release in November 2022. The news was revealed at Netflix’s TUDUM event by Imelda Staunton, the next actress to play Queen Elizabeth II.
We don’t yet have an exact release date – this will probably be revealed as we draw closer to November.
We assume that all the episodes will drop at once, but we will update this article with confirmation once we know more.
How to watch The Crown
You’ll need a Netflix subscription to watch all previous seasons of The Crown. Prices start from $8.99/£6.99, and you can sign up over on the Netflix website.
How many episodes will there be?
Ten, almost certainly. The original plan was to film 60 episodes across six series, and there were ten in each of the first four series.
Has a trailer been released yet?
No trailers for season 5 have yet been released, but there is a message from Imelda Staunton from the set:
We also have a couple of stills of Charles and Diana from the upcoming season which you can see below. The title image of this article also features Imelda Staunton as the Queen.
Cast news: who plays who in The Crown season 5?
The next season of The Crown will see another cast switchover. Whilst not all of the actors and actresses have been confirmed, some key casting announcements have been made:
Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth IILesley Manville as Princess MargaretJonathan Pryce as Prince PhilipDominic West as Prince CharlesElizabeth Debicki as Princess DianaOlivia Williams as Camilla Parker BowlesJonny Lee Miller as John MajorKhalid Abdalla as Dodi FayedTeddy Hawley and Will Powell as Prince Harry Timothee Sambor and Senan West as Prince WilliamBertie Carvel as Tony BlairEmma Laird Craig as Sarah FergusonSam Woolf as Prince EdwardPrasanna Puwanarajah as Martin BashirTimothy Dalton as Peter Townsend
Which years will be covered by The Crown season 5?
The Crown season 4 finished around the year 1990. Therefore, season 5 will pick up not long after this. Current rumours suggest that it will cover at least up to 1997 – as this was when Tony Blair came into power (and he has confirmed to be in the series).
After that, we suspect that the final season will cover the early 2000s, but there is currently no confirmation on if it will go all the way up to the present day.
What will happen in The Crown season 5?
The Crown is historical (albeit with more than a touch of artistic licence at times) so we should be able to predict roughly which events will be covered in the forth series.
Assuming that we’re looking at a period from 1990 to the early 2000s, the following events could be covered:
The separation of Prince Charles and Princess Diana The Panorama interview of Princess Diana with Martin BashirDiana’s relationship with Dodi FayedThe death of Princess Diana Princess Anne and Mark Phillips’ splitPrince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’ splitThe death of the Queen MotherThe death of Princess MargaretThe Queen’s Golden Jubilee
Will there be a season 6 of The Crown?
Yes – season 6 of The Crown is currently scheduled to be the last one of the show. The main adults in the cast of season 5 will be reprising their roles for the final season – and some new casting announcements have been made for Prince William and Kate Middleton:
This means that season 6 will cover Will and Kate’s relationship, starting from when they met studying Art History at the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland in 2001.