And now a message from the Queen… the new Queen, of course.
Netflix gives us our first look at Season 5 of The crown, with Imelda Staunton reprising the lead role of Queen Elizabeth II from Emmy winner Olivia Colman. In a new video released on Saturday as part of Netflix’s ‘Tudum’ global fan event, Staunton praised the filming of the royal drama.
It will take some time, however, to see Staunton ascend the throne: Netflix has also announced that season 5 of The crown will be released in November… 2022. It’s two years after season 4, and that also means The crown will not be eligible for next year’s Emmys. (What all other networks and streamers will be happy to hear, we’re sure.)
The crown came out of a big night at this year’s Emmy Awards, winning a total of 11 awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actress in Drama for Colman, Lead Actor in Drama for Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles) , supporting actress in a drama for Gillian Anderson (Margaret Thatcher) and supporting actor in a drama for Tobias Menzies (Prince Philip).
Following the tradition, The crown is in the process of completely revamping its cast for Season 5, as it covers a later time in Queen Elizabeth’s life. With Staunton as Elizabeth, the new cast will feature Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Dominic West as Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki as the Princess Diana and Jonny Lee Miller as British Prime Minister John Major.