The Crown season 5 release date and cast line up

The Crown season 5 release date and cast line up

We know The Crown season 4 has only just dropped on Netflix, but we’re already excited about season 5.

The newest season gives viewers an insight into the years 1979 to 1990, but there is still a long way to go until we’ve covered everything.

There are still two seasons to go. In July 2020, show bosses confirmed the show would extend to six seasons.

The Crown creator Peter Morgan told Deadline: “As we started to discuss the storylines for season 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.”

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Mr Morgan added: “To be clear, season 6 will not bring us any closer to the present – it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.”

When is the release date of The Crown season 5?

The Crown season 5 will most likely arrive on Netflix in November 2022.

Following the release of The Crown season 4 on November 15, 2020, the show production will take a break.

Production on season 5 is not scheduled until June 2021, according to industry website Deadline.

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Sadly, that means there will be no new series on 2021.

The break in filming is not believed to have anything to do with the coronavirus pandemic, as a break was always part of the production schedule.

Fans may remember a similar filming break occurred when new cast members were introduced between season 2 and 3.

Who is in the cast of The Crown season 5?

Season 4 is the last season with Olivia Colman as the Queen, as she passes the torch to Imelda Staunton.

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In a statement, the Harry Potter actress said she was “honoured” to be joining the show.

She added: “I have loved watching The Crown from the very start”.

Meanwhile, Lesley Manville will take the part as the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, taking over from Helena Bonham Carter.

In a statement, The River actress said working alongside Imelda will be a “complete joy”.

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Other cast alterations include Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, who will be taking over from Tobias Menzies.

The Welsh actor earned his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Pope Francis in Netflix film The Two Popes, and is “delighted to be working with Netflix again”.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth Debicki will be taking the role as Princess Diana, who is played by Emma Corrin in season 4.

The Australian actress, who starred in The Great Gatsby and The Night Manager, said it would be a “privilege” to portray Diana.

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