The Crown Season 5: Imelda Staunton to Portray the Character of Queen Elizabeth

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The Crown is a Netflix drama based on an acclaimed play called “The Audience”, by Peter Morgan. With it being renewed for a brand new season, here is everything you need to know:

The first season of The Crown dropped on Netflix in 2016, and it has garnered a good fan following since then. The series deals with the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II and has fictionalized it to some extent.

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Season 1 through 4 deals starts off with her wedding in 1947, with Winston Churchill’s resignation as Prime Minister, takes a look at her period of reign between 1964 and 1977, and finally comes to a stop at Margaret Thatcher’s premiership where Prince William and Princess Diana are introduced. Season 4 left off at Thatcher leaving office, and we believe that this is exactly where the next season would take off. The fourth season has given us a glimpse of the period between 1977 and 1990. For season 5 of The Crown, it is speculated that the series will deal with the early 1990s, ending with Princess Diana’s tragic death in 1997. With the 6th season being the final one, we hope to see the next installment bring a lot of important details to light – for it all to come together in the end.

The Crown Season 5: who is involved, and when will we get to see it?

The Crown is created by the original writer of the play mentioned above, Peter Morgan, along with Amy Jenkins, James Graham, Tom Edge, and David Hancock.

In Season 5 of The Crown, fans will see Imelda Staunton, most famous for her role as Professor Umbridge in Harry Potter, playing the Queen’s role. Apart from this, we will also see Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret. The rest of the cast will feature stars that have already appeared in the previous seasons and some that are new to the series.

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Imelda Staunton to play Queen Elizabeth

The show’s cast is one that keeps changing due to the changes that one would see in the different time periods that the show covers. This has led the audience to have a more wholesome experience, with new stars being presented to them every season. Although they might sometimes end up growing attached to a certain cast member, it makes more sense to keep the dice rolling.

The Crown Season 5: what to expect?

The Crown has always managed to deliver when it comes to what the audience expects of it. In fact, it is being rumored that the fourth season of the show garnered more views than the actual wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. This shows the series’ immense popularity amongst the crowd. People from all walks of life tune in to watch The Crown because it has multiple entertainment layers and does not focus on one very saturated point throughout its airtime.

If what we guess is right, we would potentially see a lot of high-intensity drama in the next season as the show is heading towards the end of its time. We already know that fans would turn up in large numbers online to stream it, which already makes it a huge success from this side of the discussion.

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