If the drama in the royal family right now isn’t enough to satisfy you, please watch The Crown on Netflix. The fourth season of the show was mostly about the beginning of the relationship and marriage between then-Prince Charles and Princess Diana. There was also a lot of political drama involving Margaret Thatcher. And you can trust that it made us want more. The good news is that season 5 will start in just a few weeks, but there will be an entirely new cast. Which is sad news for those of us who are drawn to Prince Charles for some reason. (NO, I DON’T NEED TO EXPLAIN MYSELF!)
Here’s what we know about season 5 of The Crown… Yes, technically this is a spoiler-free zone, but please keep in mind that this show is based on real events. In actuality!
The Crown Season 5 Cast
In the same way that the cast of The Crown changed after the first two seasons, the whole cast will change for the fifth and final seasons.
This means that Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Josh O’Connor, Emma Corrin, and others will have to leave the show.
The new actors will show how the times have changed. Here are the people who have been chosen to play the parts.
- Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II
- Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
- Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
- Jonny Lee Miller as Prime Minister John Major
- Dominic West as Charles, Prince of Wales
- Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales
- Marcia Warren as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
- Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles
- Claudia Harrison as Anne, Princess Royal
- James Murray as Prince Andrew, Duke of York
- Emma Laird Craig as Sarah, Duchess of York
- Sam Woolf as Prince Edward
- Andrew Havill as Robert Fellowes
- Natascha McElhone as Penelope Knatchbull, Lady Romsey
- Senan West as Prince William of Wales
- Humayun Saeed as Dr Hasnat Khan
- Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed
- Salim Daw as Mohamed Al-Fayed
- Amir El-Masry as young Mohamed Al-Fayed
- Bertie Carvel as Tony Blair MP
- Prasanna Puwanarajah as Martin Bashir
- Timothy Dalton as Peter Townsend
- Lydia Leonard as Cherie Blair
- Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Monique Ritz
The Crown Season 6 Release Date
The fifth season of The Crown will be available on Netflix on November 9, 2022. This was announced at Netflix’s TUDUM event in September.
The season is likely to have 10 episodes, like the seasons before it, but this has not been confirmed.
Deadline said before that filming wouldn’t start until June 2021. Variety also found out later that filming wouldn’t start at Elstree Studios in North London until July. So, it’s not strange that season 5 of The Crown won’t air until late 2022.
The difference is not a first. Whenever a new person has played the Queen, the time between seasons has been longer. After the first two seasons, Claire Foy handed over the reins (or is it reign?) to Olivia Colman, and there were no new episodes in 2018.