The Crown continues to deliver as one of the highest quality productions on Netflix, and the fifth season of the show if finally here. This covers major events, including the separation of Charles and Diana. If you want to know more, we’ve rounded up all the information available so far.
Fans of the series will be pleased to here that the creator of the show – Peter Morgan – has decided to end the show after six seasons as opposed to five to cover everything in greater detail.
When does season 5 of The Crown release?
All episodes of The Crown season 5 are out now on Netflix.
How to watch The Crown
You’ll need a Netflix subscription to watch all previous seasons of The Crown. Prices start from $6.99/£4.99, and you can sign up over on the Netflix website.
How many episodes will there be?
Ten. The original plan was to film 60 episodes across six series, and there were ten in each of the first four series.
Has a trailer been released yet?
Yes – here is the full explosive trailer for the new season:
We also have a couple of stills of Charles and Diana from the upcoming season which you can see below. The title image of this article also features Imelda Staunton as the Queen.
Cast news: who plays who in The Crown season 5?
The next season of The Crown will see another cast switchover. Here are the key casting announcements:
Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II
Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret
Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip
Dominic West as Prince Charles
Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana
Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles
Jonny Lee Miller as John Major
Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed
Teddy Hawley and Will Powell as Prince Harry
Timothee Sambor and Senan West as Prince William
Bertie Carvel as Tony Blair
Emma Laird Craig as Sarah Ferguson
Sam Woolf as Prince Edward
Prasanna Puwanarajah as Martin Bashir
Timothy Dalton as Peter Townsend
Which years will be covered by The Crown season 5?
The Crown season 4 finished around the year 1990. Therefore, season 5 will pick up not long after this. Current rumours suggest that it will cover at least up to 1997 – as this was when Tony Blair came into power (and he has confirmed to be in the series).
After that, we suspect that the final season will cover the early 2000s, but there is currently no confirmation on if it will go all the way up to the present day.
Princess Diana’s death will be left for the final season.
What will happen in The Crown season 5?
From the trailer, we can see that the following events will be covered in the next season:
The separation of Prince Charles and Princess Diana
The Panorama interview of Princess Diana with Martin Bashir
Diana’s relationship with Dodi Fayed
Princess Anne and Mark Phillips’ split
The Windsor Castle fire
Will there be a season 6 of The Crown?
Yes – season 6 of The Crown is currently scheduled to be the last one of the show. The main adults in the cast of season 5 will be reprising their roles for the final season – and some new casting announcements have been made for Prince William and Kate Middleton:
This means that season 6 will cover Will and Kate’s relationship, starting from when they met studying Art History at the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland in 2001.
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