the crown season 5 release date
the crown season 5 release date

The Crown Season 5 Release date Cast, Plot, And Production

The Crown Season 5 Release Date: ‘The Crown,’ one of Netflix’s most popular shows, is returning after a two-year break. Many accolades have been bestowed upon this Peter Morgan production, including two Golden Globes for Best Dramatic Television Series and twenty-one Primetime Emmy Awards, seven of which were given to the show’s cast and crew.

The fourth season of the show earned the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, while the Golden Globes went to Emma Corrin, Josh O’Connor, and Gillian Anderson. As the show’s cast changes every two seasons, new actors will assume the reins of the character.

The next chapter of the series will focus on the royal family throughout the 1990s, a time that was tough for the monarchy, notably in 1992, which is known as the “year of the pig”. Here’s all we know so far about The Crown’s upcoming fifth season.

‘The Crown’ Season 5 Plot

In contrast to Season 4, which concentrated on the early years of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s romance, Season 5 will examine the breakdown of their union and the resulting turmoil for the royal family as a whole. It’s not certain if Diana’s death will be a part of the series. On the other hand, according to Collider, Andrew Morton has indicated that this new chapter draws inspiration from his book in conjunction with Diana: Her True Story.

‘The Crown’ Season 5 Cast

Imelda Staunton has been cast as the Queen, after Olivia Colman and Claire Foy in the position. Prince Philip will be replaced by Jonathan Pryce, who will follow Tobias Menzies. Elizabeth Debicki will portray Diana, while Dominic West will portray Prince Charles, for the next film.

Senan West, the son of Dominic West, will play an older Prince William towards the end of the season, according to Variety. In addition to Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret and Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne, James Murray and Sam Wolf will portray Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, respectively.


Diana’s post-divorce love affair Dr. Hasnat Khan will be played by Humayun Saeed and Olivia Williams, respectively. John Major will be played by Jonny Lee Miller and Tony Blair will be played by Bertie Carvel this season. As for the role of young Egyptian billionaire Mohamed al-Fayed, it will be played by Amir El-Masry.

  • Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II
  • Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Elizabeth’s husband
  • Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Elizabeth’s younger sister
  • Jonny Lee Miller as John Major, Prime Minister 1990–1997
  • Flora Montgomery as Norma Major, John Major’s wife
  • Dominic West as Prince Charles, Elizabeth and Philip’s eldest child and the heir apparent
  • Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales, Charles’s wife
  • Marcia Warren as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, George VI‘s widow and Elizabeth II’s mother
  • Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles, Charles’s long-time lover
  • Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne, Elizabeth and Philip’s second child and only daughter
  • James Murray as Prince Andrew, Elizabeth and Philip’s third child
  • Emma Laird Craig as Sarah, Duchess of York, Andrew’s wife
  • Sam Woolf as Prince Edward, Elizabeth and Philip’s youngest child
  • Andrew Havill as Robert Fellowes, the Queen’s private secretary and brother-in-law of Princess Diana
  • Natascha McElhone as Penelope Knatchbull, Lady Romsey, wife of Norton Knatchbull, Lord Romsey, first cousin once removed of Prince Charles
the crown season 5 release date
the crown season 5 release date
  • Senan West as Prince William of Wales, Charles and Diana’s elder son and the second-in-line for the British throne.
  • Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed, Diana’s lover who died alongside her in a 1997 car crash
  • Salim Daw as Mohamed Al-Fayed, Dodi Fayed’s father
  • Bertie Carvel as Tony Blair, Prime Minister 1997–2007
  • Prasanna Puwanarajah as Martin Bashir, the journalist who conducted An Interview with HRH The Princess of Wales
  • Timothy Dalton as Peter Townsend, Margaret’s former lover
  • Humayun Saeed as Dr. Hasnat Khan, Diana’s lover from 1995–1997
  • Lydia Leonard as Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s wife
  • Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Monique Ritz, Charles Ritz’s widow

The Crown Season 5 Production


In January 2020, Imelda Staunton was announced as following Colman as the Queen in the fifth season, and her involvement in the final sixth season was reported in July. Also in July 2020, Lesley Manville was named as portraying Princess Margaret, the following month, Jonathan Pryce and Elizabeth Debicki had been cast as Prince Philip and Diana, Princess of Wales, respectively. In October 2020, Dominic West was in talks to play Prince Charles and was formally announced as part of the cast in April 2021. In June 2021, Jonny Lee Miller was cast as John Major and Olivia Williams stated that she would portray Camilla Parker Bowles. On November 18, 2021, it was announced Senan West, the real-life son of Dominic, was cast as Prince William. In March 2022, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu was cast as Monique Ritz.


In July 2021, filming began for the fifth season. Because she was concerned about how the Princess’s final years would be shown in the show, Jemima Khan, a friend of Diana, stood down as a consultant and co-writer on episodes focusing on the Princess. COVID-19 led to quarantine for eight crew members in December, therefore filming was put on hold for the rest of the year.

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