The Season 5 of the historical drama series ‘The Crown’ will presumably arrive this year in November. Peter Morgan has created the series that digs into the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and is inspired by Morgan’s drama film ‘The Queen’ and his stage play ‘The Audience’.
In the first season, we saw Elizabeth and Phillip’s wedding and Princess Margaret’s failed engagement to Peter Townsend. The second season deals with the Suez Crisis as well as Prince Edward’s birth.
In the third season, we find Harold Wilson’s ascending into the sit of prime minister. We also get to introduce Camilla Shand in the third season. The fourth season centers on Prince Charles and his marriage to Lady Diana Spencer.
After the fifth season, a sixth season will also come for the series which will serve as the final season. As Queen Elizabeth, we see Claire Foy and Olivia Colman in the series.
Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies play Prince Philip, Vanessa Kirby and Helena Bonham Carter play Princess Margaret, Gillian Anderson plays Margaret Thatcher, and Emma Corrin plays Diana. The series premiered on November 4, 2016, on Netflix.
There are a number of series that you can watch while waiting for Season 5 of ‘The Crown.
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Must Watch Series Like The Crown Season 5:
The Last Czars-
Number of Seasons: 1
This six-part docudrama ‘The Last Czars‘ is about the reign of Russia’s Romanov Dynasty’s last emperor whose name is Nicholas II. The plot of the series is set from 1894 to 1918 which is from his being king to his execution along with the whole Romanov family.
Robert Jack plays Czar Nicholas II in the series. Other cast members include Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright, Oliver Dimsdale, Bernice Stegers, Jurga Seduikyte, Duncan Pow, Michelle Bonnard, Gavin Mitchell, etc.
The series premiered on July 3, 2019, on Netflix.
Number of Seasons: 3
Simon Mirren and David Wolstencroft directed the French historical fiction drama series ‘Versailles’ whose plot is set in the reign of Louis XIV focusing on the renowned Palace of Versailles’ construction.
The plot begins in the year 1667 when French nobles, dissatisfied with the young king, have started to disobey him. To showcase his power over the nobles, King Louis XIV moves his palace from near Paris to the hamlet of Versailles. The nobles reluctantly follow but begin to plot the king’s dismissal.
George Blagden portrays King Louis XIV along with Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman, Evan Williams, etc. The series ran from November 16, 2015, to May 21, 2018, on Canal+.
Number of Seasons: 2
One of the most popular series nowadays is ‘Bridgerton‘ which Chris Van Dusen created as an adaptation of Julia Quinn’s novels. The plot of the series is set in London’s Regency era and follows the Bridgerton siblings as they pursue love and enmity in the high society of London.
The primary cast members of the series who have become pretty familiar faces now include Adjoa Andoh, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jonathan Bailey, Nicola Coughlan, Phoebe Dynevor, Claudia Jessie, Luke Newton, Regé- Jean Page, Golda Rosheuvel, Luke Thompson, Simone Ashley, etc.
The series premiered on December 25, 2020, on Netflix with a third and fourth season renewed in April of 2021.
Number of Seasons: 1
The psychological thriller miniseries ‘Anne Boleyn’ revolves around the titular Queen Anne Boleyn, who has been reigning from 1533 to 1536. Anne Boleyn was King Henry VIII’s second wife.
The plot of the series delves into the widely known incident of Anne’s final five months before in 1536 she was executed by beheading for the crime of treason.
British actress Jodie Turner-Smith portrays Anne Boleyn in the series. Other cast members are Mark Stanley, Paapa Essiedu, Barry Ward, Amanda Burton, Lola Petticrew, Thalissa Teixeira, Anna Brewster, etc.
It ran from June 1 to June 3 of 2021 on Channel 5.
Number of Seasons: 4
Stephanie SenGupta and Laurie McCarthy have created the historical romantic series ‘Reign’ whose plot is set in the late sixteenth century. It centers on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots as she rose to power inside the French court.
The first season begins with a fifteen years old Mary returning to the castle from the convent in order to get married to fifteen years Crown Prince Francis. The two were engaged since the age of six.
Australian actress Adelaide Kane plays Mary, Queen of Scots in the series. Other cast members are Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs, Toby Regbo, Jenessa Grant, Caitlin Stasey, Anna Popplewell, Rose Williams, Jonathan Keltz, Rachel Skarsten, etc.
The series ran from October 17, 2013, to June 16, 2017, on The CW. The series received mixed reviews as the cast members’ acting was praised, but the historical inaccuracies were criticized.