THE CROWN NETFLIX. Netflix has announced the release date for season 5 of The Crown. Buckingham Palace is worried about the series, which will return to the divorce of Charles and Diana.
[Mis à jour le 26 septembre 2022 à 11h51] Season 5 of The Crown is coming to Netflix very soon. The streaming platform has announced that the next episodes of the series, which chronicles the great moments of the British royal family, will be released on November 9, 2022. The death of Queen Elizabeth II did not lead to any postponement, since the season was over. before his death on September 8.
On the side of Buckingham Palace, we are worried about the release of this fifth season of The Crown. The public will discover in particular the divorce of the current King Charles III and his first wife, Diana Spencer. A source close to the royal family recalled in comments reported by the Telegraph that the series is “a fiction, not a documentary”.
This new episode burst will focus on the early 1990s, very tormented for the royal family. We will therefore discover in these last two seasons the break between Charles and Diana and the death of the princess. In the casting, we will find Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter 5) in the role of the Queen of England, while Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, The Two Popes, Game of Thrones …) will be her husband, Prince Philip . Elizabeth Debicki (Tenet) will play Princess Diana at the end of her life, and Dominic West (The Affair) will be Prince Charles. Finally, Lesley Manvill succeeds Helena Bonham Carter in the role of Princess Margaret.
Season 5 of The Crown finally has a release date. Netflix has indeed confirmed that the series, which traces the life of the British royal family and its various scandals, will be back for a burst of ten episodes on November 9, 2022. All the episodes of the fifth season will be available on the streaming platform from 9:01 a.m.
As we change eras and generations, The Crown will change cast for season 5, as was the case for season 3. Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter 5) succeeds Claire Foy and Olivia Colman in the role of ‘Elisabeth II, while Jonathan Pryce will play her husband, Prince Philip. The Queen of England’s sister, Princess Margaret, will be played by actress Lesley Manville. Elizabeth Debicki finds herself playing Princess Diana, while Dominic West has been mentioned to play Prince Charles in the columns of Variety. Andrew Scott (Sherlock) is also reportedly in talks to play Prime Minister Tony Blair.
All about The Crown
Synopsis – The Crown is a Netflix series that follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II. From his arrival on the British throne to his coronation, passing through the personal conflicts of the royal family and political intrigues, the episodes look back on his years of reign.
The Crown has a specificity compared to other Netflix series: the cast changes every two seasons. The reason is simple: the series centered on the reign of Elizabeth II returns to different eras, from the 1940s to modern times. Instead of aging the actors indefinitely, the showrunners chose to hire different actors for each character, symbolizing each era of their lives. Find the main cast of The Crown below:
- Elizabeth II: Claire Foy (season 1 and 2), Olivia Colman (season 3 and 4), Imelda Staunton (season 5 and 6)
- Philip Mountbatten : Matt Smith (seasons 1 and 2), Tobias Menzies (seasons 3 and 4), Jonathan Pryce (seasons 5 and 6)
- Prince Charles : Billy Jenkins (saison 1), Julian Baring (saison 2), Josh O’Connor (saison 3 et 4)
- Princess Anne: Erin Doherty (season 3 and 4)
- Princess Margaret: Vanessa Kirby (season 1 and 2), Helena Bonham Carter (season 3 and 4), Lesley Manville (season 5 and 6)
- Diana Spencer: Emma Corrin (season 4), Elizabeth Debicki (season 5 and 6)
- Prince Andrew : Tom Byrne (saison 4)
- Camilla Shand : Emerald Fennell (saison 3 et 4)
- Margaret Thatcher : Gillian Anderson (saison 4)
- Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon: Victoria Hamilton (season 1 and 2), Marion Bailey (season 3 and 4)
- Antony Armstrong-Jones : Matthew Goode (saison 2), Ben Daniels (saison 3 et 4)
- Louis Mountbatten: Greg Wise (season 1 and 2), Charles Dance (season 3 and 4)
- Edward VIII: Alex Jennings (seasons 1 and 2), Derek Jacobi (season 3)
- Wallis Simpson: Lia Williams (season 1 and 2), Géraldine Chaplin (season 3 and 4)
- Anthony Eden : Jeremy Northam (saison 1 et 2)
- Winston Churchill : John Lithgow (saison 1)
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy : Michael C. Hall (saison 2)
- Jackie Kennedy: Jodi Balfour (season 2)
- Alice of Battenberg: Rosalind Knight (season 1), Jane Lapotaire (season 3)
Is The Crown faithful to historical reality?
Let the viewers make no mistake about it: The Crown certainly returns with great precision to real historical events, but certain parts – the most intimate in particular – are largely fictionalized. “Overall, it tells the real story well, but in order to make it a series, the writers took a lot of more or less serious liberties,” explained Joffrey Ricome, co-writer of The Crown, the true from the false, at the microphone of Franceinfo.
The Crown thus took liberties with historical reality. For example, if rumors have let it be known that Prince Philip would have had one or more liaisons, nothing has been proven, while the series seems to take sides in this direction: “There is no proof extramarital affairs of the prince consort. There have certainly been rumors but nothing proven”, detailed Joffrey Ricome in his interview with Franceinfo. According to him, Princess Margaret’s supposed jealousy of her sister is also exaggerated: “It was not the case, she was fine where she was. Margaret liked to party. And as being queen is very cumbersome, she was delighted to be number 2!” The Queen’s relationship with Jackie Kennedy has also drawn criticism, and the former First Lady’s stay didn’t go as badly as described. Season 4
What do the royals think of The Crown?
The Queen’s communications officer told the Guardian in September 2019 that “the royal household never agreed to check or approve the content of The Crown, never asked to know what topics would be covered and never ‘will ever express a view on the accuracy of the program”. The Daily Express also reported in 2017 that Elizabeth II had watched the first two seasons well: if she would have liked the first, although it was very “romanticized”, she would not have liked the way the second portrayed icy relations between Prince Philip and his son Charles.
Young actress Emma Corrin finds her first big role in The Crown, playing young Diana Spencer at the start of her marriage to the Prince of Wales in season 4. The actress opened up in November 2020 about her role, and particularly on a scene that “emotionally tried” her, as she reveals to Point of view magazine: “I remember the shooting of the scene where she dances on the stage of the Royal Opera House for Charles’s birthday. A moment key in the story of their marriage where Diana strips naked, reaches out to her husband to tell him that she loves him. I was overwhelmed in a way that I never imagined.” To get into the shoes of Lady Di, Emma Corrin rehearsed with a phonetics teacher to reproduce her pronunciation, while taking dance lessons and working on her approach. In season 5 of The Crown, it will be Elizabeth Debicki, seen in Tenet, The Widows or even the Great Gatsby, who inherits the role.
The Crown is a series created and broadcast on Netflix since November 4, 2016. To discover new episodes in streaming, all you need is a subscription to the platform. They are then visible unlimited directly on the site. Note that seasons 1, 2 and 3 are also available on DVD and Blu-Ray from Sony Pictures.