The Crown Season 5 Update: Imelda Staunton has at last taken over the muggle world. After a dramatic (which did not end very well) era in Hogwarts and the Ministry of Magic, she’s now the monarch of Britain. We are talking about the unpleasant Dolores Umbridge of the Harry Potter series of course who made life in Hogwarts hellish for the students during the short period of time when she became the headmistress of the magic school.
But this time we are sure that under her adept rule, the character of an older Queen Elizabeth II will thrive to a real regal level. Because Imelda Staunton is taking over the central character in the upcoming season of Netflix’s historical drama ‘The Crown’.
The series is both popular and critically acclaimed dealing with the royal family and especially Queen Elizabeth II from her early days of reign to her later days as she is featured struggling to balance her private life which is similarly politicized and eventually learning to take hold of her position.
All of the seasons have scored well on Rotten Tomatoes ascending with every season. Though the content used in the series has sometimes been subjected to criticism of non-accuracy, the performances and execution are generally appreciated. Since the fourth season, the series was nominated for twenty-eight Primetime Emmy Awards with ten wins and for fifteen BAFTA Awards with one win.
New Cast Members of The Crown Season 5
Besides the character of Elizabeth II, other primary characters include Prince Philip, Princess Margaret, Queen Mother, Prince Edward, Princess Anne, Prince of Wales, Margaret Thatcher, Diana, and Camilla Parker Bowles. With the time jump in the new season, we will see new actors and actresses will be seen taking over the roles.
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth was first portrayed by ‘Doctor Who star Matt Smith in the first two seasons with the first season primarily focusing on their marriage.
Smith won a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for this role. In the next two seasons, Tobias Menzies took over the role of an older Prince Philip. In the fifth season, we will see Jonathan Pryce playing Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
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After being portrayed by Vanessa Kirby in the first two seasons and by Helena Bonham Carter in the second two, the character of Princess Margaret, the queen’s sister, will be played by Lesley Manville in the fifth season. The role of an older Charles, Prince of Wales, will also be played by another actor.
Dominic West will take it from where Josh O’Connor has left the character. One of the most talked about characters as well as portrayal in the series is Diana, Princess of Wales. From the much-appreciated acting of Emma Corrin in the last season, the role will now be handed over to Elizabeth Debicki.
Diana was a principal character in the fourth season and the beginning of her tragic and complicated life in the royal family was a principal plot of that season.
The Crown Season 5 will follow her divorce from Prince Charles. The role of Camilla Parker Bowles (Camilla Shand), which was first introduced in the third season, the long-term love interest of Prince Charles and later his wife after Diana, will be portrayed by Olivia Williams after Emerald Fennell in the last season.
Though an official trailer of the new season is yet to be released, Netflix aired a video declaring who is taking over the role of Elizabeth II in the new season back on September 25, 2021.
In that video Staunton in a very regal and official tone announced that she will be playing Elizabeth II in her final period of reign and regarded Olivia Colman and Claire Foy for their portrayals. Netflix has also released a bunch of first-look photos of the new faces of the old characters in the new season.
From a veteran and talented actress like Imelda Staunton, we can only expect justice for the character. Also, this new season will presumably make the royal family a bit uncomfortable with its dealing with controversial issues.
Release Date of The Crown Season 5:
Peter Morgan created this series with Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Philip Martin, Benjamin Caron, and Morgan himself with others serving as executive producers. The first season arrived in 2016 on November 4 and the last one aired on November 15, 2020.
The estimated budget for making the series as of 2020 is reported to be $260 million one of the most expensive budgets ever for tv series. After the fifth season, one more season will follow to close the series. Season 5 is set to release on November 9, 2022, on Netflix.