The critically acclaimed Netflix series, The Crown, is back with another installment this November. The Crown, with four seasons so far, is a widely popular and loved Netflix series that first aired in the year 2016 with its pilot season. From its initial release, the series has gained enormous popularity amongst viewers and the anticipation for the upcoming season is at new heights after the recent tragic demise of Queen Elizabeth II this year.
The series is based on the real events and occurrences that shaped Queen Elizabeth II’s long reign as the Queen of England. The series is a fictional and dramatized tale of real events. Starting from her coronation, the series, in its four seasons so far, has depicted the events of the history of England and the British Royal family in various timeframes.
The upcoming season will revolve around the events that took place in the 1990s. The 90s witnessed some tense situations and events in the Royal family. It was during this era when Prince Charles and Princess Diana broke ties, and a fire broke out at Windsor Castle. The decade had many other notable events like the divorces of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and Princess Anne and Mark Phillips.
All these family tensions had broken up the Royal family, and their portrait of the ideal perfect happy family was shattered. Created by Peter Morgan, The Crown is a multiple award-winning Netflix original series in the historical drama genre. The series is likely to have another and final sixth installment after the upcoming release of the fifth season.
The Crown Season 5 Trailer
The trailer of The Crown Season 5 starts with the Windsor Castle fire scene and the silhouette of the Queen. The trailer sheds light on what’s coming with the character of Princess Diana having the majority of the screen time. We are likely to get a deeper insight into the divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and the circumstances surrounding the whole event in this installment of the series.
The Crown Season Lists and Recap Release Year – 2016
The first season of the series started when Elizabeth was newlywed. Princess Elizabeth had married Prince Phillips Mountbatten. Even though many disapproved of their marriage, the couple married out of love and settled down in Malta for some years after their marriage.
During the degrading health condition of her father, King George VI, the couple had to go on a four-continent tour to commonwealth nations in place of the King. The King passed away while the couple was in the middle of their tour, making his heir, Princess Elizabeth II, the ruler of the Kingdom. Thus, the young twenty-five-year-old became the Queen of England.
The first season primarily explores the hardships the Queen had to go through to adjust to her role as the head of the nation. Many tumultuous events followed her coronation that caused problems in the state as well as in her personal life. The strong presence of the legendary British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill was felt throughout the first season, and the existence of the Monarchy was put at stake due to some events.
The Crown Season 2: Release Year – 2017
The second season chronicles the events occurring between the mid-1950s and the 1960s. In this season, the relationship between the Queen and her husband turns sour after Elizabeth becomes the Queen, and her personal life is deeply affected. Phillips wasn’t able to adjust to the changes that followed his wife’s coronation. Elizabeth suspected that he was having an affair, and this further ruined their relationship. ‘
Later on, their relationship did get back on track a little, with Phillips denying the news of the affair and passionately expressing love for his wife and loyalty. The season witnesses the marriage of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones. In the first season, Margaret was allowed to get married to Peter Townsend as he was a divorcee.
The season also showed glimpses of the relationship between Buckingham palace and the White House, focusing on John and Jackie Kennedy’s visit to England. A young Prince Charles is shown attending a boarding school against the Queen’s wishes as her husband wanted him to go there. He had a disturbing childhood there that followed bullying and his being unable to cope with the physical and academic curriculum there.
The Crown Season 3: Release Year – 2019
This installment depicts the events between 1964 to 1977. The season follows the love life of Prince Charles with Camilla Shand, whom he met during his time at Cambridge. They shared a passionate love story between them, but they had to go separate paths at that time. Camilla married her longtime boyfriend, Andrew Parker Bowles, and Charles later got married to Princess Diana.
The season also saw Princess Margaret’s divorce from Antony Armstrong-Jones, which degraded Margaret’s mental health immensely. She attempted to take her own life, reports of which were denied by the Royal family at that time. Princess Anne gets married to Captain Mark Phillips, and the season ends with the celebration of the Queen’s Twenty five year reign.
The Crown Season 4: Release Year – 2020
Season 4 is pretty much about the three leading ladies of the show, Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret Thatcher, and Princess Diana. In this season, the story not only focuses primarily on the Queen but also tells us more about the other ladies of the plot. Margaret Thatcher’s character was a blast, and the tension between her and Queen was depicted beautifully in this season.
Princess Diana takes center stage after her marriage to Prince Charles. She has a lot of screen time during this season, and the souring of her relationship with Prince Charles after their marriage is portrayed in a new light. The fourth season’s time frame is from 1977 to 1990.
The Crown Season 5 Cast
To meet the characters’ ages in different eras, the series’ cast is changed every two seasons. This season has seen some notable changes too.
Imelda Staunton joins the crew as Queen Elizabeth II this season. Viewers have previously seen her playing important characters in the Harry Potter franchise and Downton Abbey.
Jonathan Pryce joins in as Prince Phillips. We have previously watched him onscreen in famous projects like Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of Thrones, and The Two Popes.
Dominic West will be playing the role of Prince Charles in the upcoming season of The Crown.
From what we have seen, Elizabeth Debicki is already rocking the look and character of Princess Diana in the upcoming season.
Olivia Williams will be seen playing the role of Camilla Parker Bowles.
Award-winning actress Lesley Manville joins the tally as Princess Margaret.
Claudia Harrison will be playing the role of Princess Anne in the upcoming season.
What To Expect From The Crown Season 5
Based on the real events that happened in the Royal family during the 90s, we can all be confident the upcoming season will be one rollercoaster ride. The decade witnessed multiple divorces of the members of the Royal family, Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s being the most memorable ones. We will finally be able to see a dramatized depiction of Princess Diana’s revenge dress on screen!
The upcoming season will also focus on the tensions regarding the shifting of world power and the Queen being at the center of all this. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the transfer of sovereignty in Hong Kong, there was a lot of politics involving the aftermath. The upcoming season will test the Queen’s patience during a time when her whole family was breaking apart, and global geopolitics was going through some major changes.
The recent demise of the late Queen Elizabeth II this year will likely affect the show as this would bring more attention to the series. The show is a highly acclaimed work of art, and even though some of the stories shown in the series are controversial, the general audience has grown attached to the brilliant ensemble cast and the engaging storyline.
When Will The Crown Season 5 be Released?
The highly engaging historical drama The Crown Season 5 will be available for streaming on Netflix from November 9 2022. Viewers around the world will be able to stream all ten episodes of the show from November 9 at the following time.
United States of America: 12 AM PT and 3 AM ET
United Kingdom: 8 AM GMT
Europe: 9 AM CET
India: 1:30 PM
Australia: 7 PM AEDT
Where To Watch The Crown Season 5 Episodes?
All ten episodes of The Crown Season 5 will be available for streaming exclusively on Netflix from November 9, 2022. If you haven’t watched the previous seasons, you better watch them before jumping into season 5, as the connections and plot points are best enjoyed when you know the whole plot so far.