The Crown: Netflix gives us a first look at season 5


As England winds down from grieving the passing of Queen Elizabeth, the popular series that takes an intimate look at the royal family continues as Netflix releases pictures that give audiences a first look at the upcoming season 5 of The Crown. Season 5 will be about a decade that proved to be turbulent for the royal family, the 90s. Scandals would plague them as Prince Charles of Wales and Princess Diana repeatedly made headlines, including the tragic, untimely passing of Diana.

Netflix teases the plot of this season,

“Among the many challenges facing the monarchy in Season 5 is the fight to remain relevant in a world where royal etiquette and convention feels increasingly out of touch. Also joining the series are Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki, who play Prince Charles and Princess Diana.  Jonathan Pryce takes over as Prince Philip, and you can spot Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne and Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles. Jonny Lee Miller stars as Prime Minister John Major.” 


Elizabeth Debecki will be taking over Emma Corrin as Diana and she has given her impressions on why the show, and especially this season, is an important one. “That’s the amazing thing about playing these people at this time, because in the journey of The Crown so far out of all the seasons, this is the most visual content we have of the royal family,” she says. “In the ’90s, everything had started to be filmed, and also it was the birth of the 24-hour news cycle, so there’s just this incredible amount of content that we have access to. Diana was the most photographed person in the world at that time. As an actor, you open the portal and this huge tsunami of information comes at you. I happily swam around in it.”

The Crown will premiere on Netflix with ten episodes on November 9.

Source: Netflix

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