Finally, Netflix has revealed the release date for the fifth season of the royal drama series The Crown.
The streamer shared the news during his annual Tudum fan event, confirming that The crown season 5 will debut in Wednesday, November 9.
We’ve known for a while that The Crown season 5 would hit screens in November (Netflix revealed so much during last year’s Tudum event), but the streamer has so far been tight-lipped about the show’s exact return date.
Imelda Staunton will inherit the role of the late Queen Elizabeth II from Olivia Colman in new episodes of The Crown, which are set to explore the end of Charles and Diana’s marriage, John Major’s time as prime minister and the Queen’s annus horribilis in 1992.
Jonathan Pryce is playing Prince Philip, with Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki playing Charles and Diana, respectively. Lesley Manville is taking on the role of Princess Margaret, while Jonny Lee Miller has been cast as John Major. Head over to our dedicated The Crown Season 5 hub for an in-depth rundown of the rest of the cast for the upcoming season.
Our new Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki). pic.twitter.com/2QIMOhY1dEAugust 17, 2021
Fans’ wait for The Crown to return has been longer than usual – but not surprisingly because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, the show was planning to take a gap year long before the virus began to present the entertainment world with various production challenges.
As for the show’s future beyond season 5, we know that season 6 of The Crown – which will be the show’s last installment – has already begun filming, although filming was temporarily put on hold following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September.
Addressing the news of his death, The Crown showrunner Peter Morgan said: “The Crown is a love letter to [the Queen] and I have nothing to add for now, just silence and respect.”
The Crown season 5 is not the only news Netflix series going to the streamer in November. Wednesday, a revival of the beloved horror comedy franchise The Addams Family, too was given a November release dateand a sequence of new movies from netflix are scheduled to join both shows in the same month.