After a two-year hiatus, The Crown is ready to rule again.
Season 5 of the Netflix royal family biopic will premiere on Wednesday, November 9, the streamer announced at Netflix’s global fan event Tudum on Saturday. The new season also brings a changing of the guard with Imelda Staunton taking on the role of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, and Jonathan Pryce taking on the role of Tobias Menzies as Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip. Dominic West will play Prince Charles, with Elizabeth Debicki as his estranged wife, Princess Diana. (We saw a brief teaser starring West and Debicki as Charles and Di when it was announced the royal couple were officially splitting.)
Netflix has also released a poster for the new season that hints at further feuds for the royal family, with an unmistakable crack appearing on the otherwise pristine walls of Buckingham Palace. Check it out below:
The Crown last aired in November 2020, with Season 4 making a rare feat, winning the Emmy for Best Drama Series as well as wins in all four major acting categories for Colman, Menzies, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher. With the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II, who died earlier this month, the series has also taken on a new meaning; Production on season 6 of The Crown has been paused “out of respect” for the monarch’s legacy.
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