The brand new season will chronicle the Queen within the later years of her life. Staunton, 65, is the third actress to play the monarch, following Olivia Colman’s Seasons 3 and 4 portrayal and, beforehand, Claire Foy in Seasons 1 and a couple of.
The fifth season will choose up the place the fourth season left off — the early Nineteen Nineties. Based on Selection, it’s anticipated to doc the queen’s yr of “annus horribilis” in 1992, when the royal household confronted quite a few scandals, together with the separation of Prince Charles and Diana; the report of an affair between Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles; the publication of topless sunbathing images of Sarah Ferguson; and a catastrophic hearth at Windsor Citadel.
Producers have but to verify or deny whether or not the upcoming season will incorporate Princess Diana’s loss of life in 1997. Nonetheless, Staunton will reportedly keep for 2 seasons, portraying the queen into the early 2000s through the sixth and supposedly last season.
In January, Staunton revealed a few of the nuances and difficulties of her upcoming portrayal.
“I believe my form of further problem, as if I wanted it, is that I’m now doing the Queen that we’re somewhat extra accustomed to. With Claire Foy, it was virtually historical past and now I’m taking part in one that individuals may say ‘she doesn’t do this,’ ‘she’s not like that,’ and that’s my private bête noire,” Staunton instructed Folks journal.
The Season 5 solid additionally contains Jonathan Pryce (“Sport of Thrones”) as Prince Philip; Lesley Manville (“Phantom Thread”) as Princess Margaret; Elizabeth Debicki (“Tenet”) as Diana, Princess of Wales; and, most just lately introduced, Jonny Lee Miller (“Elementary”) as former Prime Minister John Main.
Earlier this month, the fourth season of “The Crown” was nominated for twenty-four Emmy Awards, together with Excellent Drama Collection; Finest Actress in a Drama for each Colman and Corrin; Finest Actor in a Drama for Josh O’Conner, Finest Supporting Actor in a Drama for Tobias Menzies; and Finest Supporting Actress for Emerald Fennell, Gillian Anderson and Helena Bonham Carter.
Netflix has not but revealed a Season 5 premiere date.