The season four premiere of The Crown, the series that delgs into the most intimate details of the English crown, was an event around the world. That’s why for fans of the acclaimed Netflix series there’s good news: its writer and creator, Peter Morgan, confirmed that there will be two more seasons.
News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five! — Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK)
July 9, 2020
«News from the Palace: We can confirm that there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix as a continuation of the fifth that has already been announced,» Netflix confirmed from its content account for Britain and Ireland. The original plan was always to tell the story of the English crown in six seasons but Morgan confessed that at some point the production decided to narrow the production to five installments. He then said, «As we began to discuss the plot of season five, it became increasingly clear to us that to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we had to go back to the original plan and do six seasons.» The highlight of the fourth installment is the appearance of two great historical characters: the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher and the beloved Princess of Wales, Lady Di. Both characters, played respectively by Gillian Anderson and Emma Corin, took millions of flattery from viewers and criticism for the outstanding performances.
What do you know about season five?
Although there is no confirmed release date for the fifth season it is believed that the recordings would begin in June 2021 and the chapters could be released on the streaming platform only in 2022.Something we do know: the characters, the product of the time jump that the series will take, will be played by new actors. Queen Elizabeth, who was already played in her younger stinging by Claire Foy and in her adult life by Olivia Coleman, will be played in her old age by Imelda Staunton, an actress famous for her role as Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter saga.
English actress Lesley Manville will be the rebellious Princess Margaret, a character who in previous installments was beautifully created by Vanessa Kirby in the first and second seasons and then by the great Helena Bonham Carter.Prince Phillip will also let the passage of time be seen as he went on to be portrayed by actor Jonathan Pryce, who was Pope Francis in the Netflix film «The Two Popes». Previously Matt Smith and then Tobias Menzies were in charge of recreating the queen’s husband.
Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Philip in the final two seasons of The Crown (Seasons 5 and 6), alongside Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville. pic.twitter.com/zI7NotOfc4 — The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix)
August 13, 2020
Last but not least, dear Princess Diana Spencer will be played in her later years of life, as an adult woman, by Elizabeth Debicki, known for being part of the cast of «The Great Gatsb» and or «Star Guardines». Of the changes of the rest of the cast there is no news but the producers of the series continue to work on casting actors.
So far, each season of the series has spanned a decade in the queen’s life. In particular, the fourth installment spanned almost two at the start of the late 1970s to finish in about 1990. For the fifth installment it is expected to return to the logic of the ten years as it is believed that it could start in the early 90s and end in the year 2000, approximately. That decade was somewhat turbulent for the history of the English crown: three of Elizabeth’s sons separated from their marriages, Windsor Palace burned, the crown was forced to pay taxes, and Buckingham Palace had to open to the public to deal with the damage of the fire. In some interview the queen specifically described 1992 as her annus horribilis («terrible year»).
Other inevitable events that the series will recount will undoubtedly be the divorce of Prince Charles and Lady Di in 1996, the death of the princess in a terrible car accident in 1997, the golden weddings of Elizabeth II in 1997, the death of Princess Margaret and queen mother in 2002, and the Golden Jubilee of the Queen, that same year. The fifth season of The Crown promises and a lot but, as we have already anticipated, we will have to wait several months until we can enjoy it on the screen.