Production and filming for season five of the Netflix drama The Crown is officially underway, so if you haven’t already become addicted to this incredible series, you better do so immediately! Netflix has already released the first official photo of Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, which is generating plenty of excitement among fans who can’t wait to see the Oscar-nominated actress in what is sure to be her most iconic role yet.
According to Glamour Magazine UK, Netflix confirmed The Crown would run for six seasons in 2016, but for a brief period, the show seemed as if it would end with only five seasons. In 2020, creator Peter Morgan stated, “As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons.” He adds that season six “will not bring us any closer to the present-day,” but will instead “enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.”
An early glimpse of our new Queen Elizabeth II, Imelda Staunton. pic.twitter.com/ZeMSA1hDnv
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) July 30, 2021
If you’re (impatiently) awaiting for some news about this highly-anticipated season, don’t fret! Here is everything we know so far about The Crown season five.
SEASON FIVE RELEASE DATE
There is no confirmed date as of now. All we know is that filming has already begun for the fifth season and production is underway at Elstree Studios.
THE CAST (SO FAR)
Imelda Staunton- Queen Elizabeth II
Jonathan Pryce- Prince Philip
Lesley Manville- Princess Margaret
Dominic West- Prince Charles (rumored)
Elizabeth Debicki- Princess Diana
Olivia Williams- Camilla Parker Bowles
Jonny Lee Miller will play John Major in the fifth season of The Crown. pic.twitter.com/woMcTQtUmb
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) June 25, 2021
Jonny Lee Miller- Prime Minister John Major
(Note: These are unconfirmed by the show’s creators, but it is highly likely the events depicted in the fifth season will be ones from the 1990s to early 2000s.)
An introduction of John Major as Prime Minister (who served from 1990-1997)
The separation (1992) and divorce (1996) of Prince Charles and Princess Diana
The split of Princess Anne and Mark Philips (1992) and Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (1996)
Tony Blair’s arrival with his family to 10 Downing Street (1997)
Princess Diana’s fatal car crash (1997)
All information sourced from Glamour Magazine UK.