The Crown Season 5 to premiere on November 9 with a new queen
The Crown is set to return on Netflix with its fifth season 5 on November 9. Imelda Staunton will be seen as Queen Elizabeth in the series.
By Associated Press: The Crown will return to its Netflix throne in early November. The drama series about Queen Elizabeth II and her extended family will begin its fifth season on November 9, the streaming service said on Saturday, September 24. The debut will come two months after the queen’s September 8 death at the age of 96.
Production on the sixth season was suspended on the day of the queen’s death and again for the funeral of Britain’s longest-serving monarch.
In the upcoming season, Imelda Staunton becomes the latest in a succession of actors who have played Elizabeth through the decades of her life and reign. The first two seasons starred Claire Foy as the young princess Elizabeth ascending to the throne and growing into her role as queen. Seasons three and four featured Olivia Colman as a more mature queen.
The show has won 22 Emmy Awards, including a best drama series trophy and top drama actress honors for Foy and Colman. Josh O’Connor, who played Prince Charles as a young man in 13 episodes, won a best drama actor Emmy.
The pivotal role of Princess Diana passed from Emma Corrin in season four to Elizabeth Debicki (“Tenet”) for seasons five and six. She plays opposite Dominic West as Prince Charles. The prince, Elizabeth’s oldest child, became King Charles III upon her death.