The Crown Season 5 set for November 2022 release
James R | On 25, Sep 2021
The Crown will not return to our screens until November 2022, Netflix has confirmed – but to help with the wait, a new video gives us a closer look at Imelda Staunton in costume as Queen Elizabeth.
The royal drama, which charts the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, has been a hit for the streaming giant, picking up awards and nominations galore. A large part of that is the show’s impeccable cast, with Season 3 and 4 seeing Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies take over from Claire Foy and Matt Smith as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip – joined by Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret (replacing Vanessa Kirby) and Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, plus Emma Corrin as Princess Diana.
Season 5 will once again mark a changing of the guard, with Staunton taking over from Colman as the Queen, alongside Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret and Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, and Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki as Charles and Diana. Jonny Lee Miller will also join the cast as John Major, as the fifth and penultimate season takes the Netflix series into the early 1990s.
Staunton announced the release date in a new video from the set of the show, which is filming now. The video was unveiled by Netflix as part of its online fan event, Tudum. Here’s the video:
A message from Imelda Staunton, our new Queen Elizabeth. Season 5, coming November 2022. pic.twitter.com/OfpgrPGOXx
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) September 25, 2021