Production is going strong for season five of Netflix’s Emmy-winning drama The Crown. We already saw the first image of Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II. Yesterday, Netflix released the first photos of Dominic West as Prince Charles and Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana. As Collider previously reported, West takes over from Josh O’Connor who portrayed Charles during seasons three and four. Debicki is replacing Emma Corrin who starred as Diana in season four.
The Crown is centered around the personal life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The series began in 1947 and plans to go up to the early twenty-first century. Season four predominantly focused on Princess Diana’s entrance into the British Royal Family. While specific plot details for season five are unavailable, Collider reports its likely season five will focus on the turbulent marriage (and divorce) between Charles and Diana.
As of now, we don’t know if season five will include Diana’s death in 1997. If not, The Crown‘s sixth (and final) season will almost certainly cover the traumatic event. However, season five will likely include John Major’s term in the British government (1990-1997) and the troublesome marriages amongst Elizabeth’s other children, writes Collider.
In addition, Jonathan Pryce (Prince Philip), Lesley Manville (Princess Margaret), Jonny Lee Miller (Prime Minister John Major), and Olivia Williams (Camila Parker Bowles) will also star in season five. Collider reports season five is expected to premiere in 2022.