‘The Crown’ season 4 premieres Nov. 15, and fans are already looking ahead to season 5. The fifth season will feature major changes, including an all-new cast.
The story of the royals is far from over. The Crown season 4 premieres on Nov. 15, but there are two seasons still left to go. Season 5 is already in the works, with the majority of the royal roles already cast.
Season 5 will be similar to season 3 when it comes to the cast. The roles of the notable royal figures will be recast as the show moves forward into the 1990s. HollywoodLife has everything you need to know about season 5, including your questions about the cast, timeline, and more.
Who Is Part Of The New Cast?
The Crown will be getting a whole new cast for season 5. Imelda Staunton will be playing Queen Elizabeth II, taking over from Olivia Colman. Elizabeth Debicki will be replacing Emma Corrin as Princess Diana. Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret, while Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Philip.
Prince Charles has not been officially cast yet for seasons 5 and 6. However, Dominic West is reportedly “in final talks” to play the heir to the throne for the final two seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
What’s The Timeline For Season 5?
The exact timeline for season 5 has not been revealed yet. Season 4 ends in 1990. With Elizabeth playing the Princess of Wales for seasons 5 and 6, that would most likely mean season 5 would end before Diana’s tragic death in Aug. 1997.
The early 1990s were an incredibly tumultuous time for the royals. Princess Diana and Prince Charles separated and eventually divorced, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson divorced, Princess Anne divorced Mark Phillips, and Windsor Castle was badly damaged by fire.
Has Season 5 Started Filming?
Season 5 is not set to start filming until June 2021. The Netflix series is taking a break after season 4. The filming break is not due to the COVID-19 pandemic and has always been part of the plan, according to our sister site Deadline.
What’s The Premiere Date?
An official season 5 premiere date has not been announced. Given that filming will not even begin until 2021, it’s likely that the fifth season will not premiere until 2022.
This would be similar to what Netflix did with season 3. There was a two-year gap between season 2 and season 3, which is when Claire Foy passed the Queen Elizabeth II role to Olivia. Olivia will be doing the same with Imelda between season 4 and season 5.
Is There A Season 6?
Yes, there will be a season 6! There’s been some bounce back between whether or not the show would end with season 5 or season 6, but Netflix confirmed once and for all in July 2020 that season 6 would be the final season.
News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five!
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 9, 2020
“News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five!” the announcement read.