If there was anything season 4 of Netflix The Crown provided, it was drama and plenty of it.
The season focused mainly on the tumultuous marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana as well as the political events that took place during Margaret Thatcher’s reign. While it has been confirmed that many of the events have been exaggerated or even made up for dramatic effect, it was still a very intriguing inside into the events that could have taken place within palace walls during the 80’s.
Season 4 brought us up to the end of the 80s, ending right on the brink of Charles and Diana’s marriage breaking down and Thatcher stepping down from her role as Prime Minister. The ending of the series begs one question, what is in store for season 5 of The Crown?
What Season 5 will cover?
With the 80’s being left behind in Season 4 it is expected that Season 5 will mainly focus on the 90’s, a decade that can only be described as eventful for the royal family.
The Season will see Imelda Staunton, (Remember Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter?) replace Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II. The Series will likely focus on three failed marriages, that of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, and of course Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s.
Two other notable royal catastrophes that took place in the early 90s were the Windsor Castle fire as well as Princess Diana’s Panorama interview and subsequent death, so we can probably expect to see them featured as well.
It is not yet 100% clear how much of the events of the 90s will be covered in Season 5 but creator Peter Morgan has hinted that it will go all the way up to the end of the decade, potentially stretching in to the 2000’s.
Who is the cast for Season 5?
As previously mentioned Imelda Staunton will be taking over the portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II.
Emma Corinn who has been highly praised for her portrayal of Princess Diana during season 4 will also be saying goodbye to the series and instead Elizabeth Debicki has been confirmed to play the Princess for the final two seasons of the series.
Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret and Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Phillip.
Will Season 5 of The Crown be the last?
Good news in this department as originally the fifth season was declared the last by Morgan but he then took that statement back in July stating that there would in fact be a sixth season! He stated that there simply is too much to cover in the 90s and early 2000s to try and fit it all in to one season. So from that statement we can only assume that both seasons will be packed with drama!
When will Season 5 be released?
It has been confirmed that season 5 will begin filming in 2021 but sadly won’t air until 2022. So while we might have to wait a little bit longer to watch the season from everything that has been revealed so far we imagine it will be well worth the wait!
Are you looking forward to season 5 of The Crown?