The all-new trailer for The Crown Season 5 showcases the Royal Family struggling to come to terms with their biggest challenge to date – streaming on November 9
After the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the fifth season of The Crown went on hiatus. And for a time, it seemed as if the series would languish on the shelf until the dust settled. But thankfully, with all the pageantry coming to a close and King Charles now taking on his official duties as monarch, the series is back with a bang. And today, just days after Netflix delivered our first look at the upcoming fifth season, the streamer has dropped the first trailer for the series. And it looks like we’re in for a royal treat. So, without further ado, slip into your finest attire and join us for a stroll around Buckingham Palace for a taste of what’s in store.
With the new decade in its stride, the Royal Family are presented with possibly their biggest challenge to date; as the public openly question their role in ’90s Britain.
As Queen Elizabeth II (Imelda Staunton) approaches the 40th anniversary of her accession, she reflects on a reign that has encompassed nine prime ministers, the advent of mass television and the twilight of the British Empire. Yet new challenges are on the horizon. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the transfer of sovereignty in Hong Kong signals a seismic shift in the international order presenting both obstacles and opportunities. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing closer to home.
Prince Charles (Dominic West) pressures his mother to allow him to divorce Diana (Elizabeth Debicki), presenting a constitutional crisis of the monarchy. Rumours circulate as husband and wife are seen to live increasingly separate lives and, as media scrutiny intensifies, Diana decides to take control of her own narrative, breaking with family protocol to publish a book that undermines public support for Charles and exposes the cracks in the House of Windsor.
Tensions are set to rise further, as Mohamed Al Fayed (Salim Daw) arrives on the scene. Driven by his desire for acceptance of the highest order, he harnesses his self-made wealth and power to try and earn him and his son Dodi (Khalid Abdalla) a seat at the royal table.
A NEW CAST
Filling the shoes of Queen Elizabeth II is a daunting task. And following the dazzling performances of Claire Foy and Olivia Coleman, the duty has been awarded to Imelda Staunton. Also joining the series are Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki, who play Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Jonathan Pryce takes over as Prince Philip from Tobias Menzies, Lesley Manville arrives as Princess Margaret, Claudia Harrison dazzles as Princess Anne, and Olivia Williams stars as Camilla Parker Bowles. And rounding out the cast, Jonny Lee Miller stars as Prime Minister John Major.
And just when you thought the pageantry had come to a close, Netflix also dropped the official series poster which you can enjoy below. The poster features the turmoil between Diana and Charles. With Queen Elizabeth II forced to look on as her family falls apart at the seams.
This season is shaping up to be one of the best yet. And if the quality of past seasons is anything to go by; the fifth season will be a mainstay of our winter watchlist. As mentioned above, the fifth season of The Crown will premiere on Netflix on November 9th, 2022. The season consists of TEN one-hour episodes. Will you be slipping into your Sunday best to return to Buckingham Palace? Or is the show returning too soon after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II? Sound off below.
The Crown: The Official Podcast will also return on November 9th. Subscribe here.
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