The Crown season 5 first-look images revealed
The Crown season 5 is just a few weeks away now and Netflix has teased the audience with some first-look images from the upcoming series.
One of the biggest global drama hits for the streaming service, The Crown is a drama based on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch who died earlier this year.
The show, which is created by Peter Morgan and first aired on Netflix in 2016, has had a number of high-profile cast members during its run, in no small part due to the way that the main characters have changed actors after each second series in order for naturally older people to play the central players as they age.
Season one and two saw Claire Foy and Matt Smith play the roles of the Queen and Prince Phillip, with Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies taking over from them for the third and the fourth seasons.
In season five, the Queen is played by Imelda Staunton and Prince Phillip is portrayed by Jonathan Pryce. Other major cast members include Dominic West as Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne and Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles. Jonny Lee Miller takes on the role of John Major.
Speaking to the Netflix in house website Tudum, Elizabeth Debicki, who takes on the role of Princess Diana, said “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. 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.”
Dominic West who is Prince Charles in the series explained “I think people understand because the cast has changed every two seasons, that this is not an imitation,”
He added: “This is an evoking of a character.”
Imelda Staunton who takes on the lead role of Queen Elizabeth II said: “What has been nice, and I hope I don’t prove them wrong, is people saying, ‘I’m really looking forward to seeing her as the queen. So, let’s just hope that works out for them because I’ve done it. Nothing I can do about it now!”
The fifth season of the show will concentrate on the 1990s, arguably one of the most tumultuous of the Queen’s reign and that of the modern Royal Family. As always viewers can expect a mix of drama, politics, family affairs and memorable historical events.
The Crown will consist of ten episodes at an hour each and will be on Netflix from 9th November 2022.
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