God save the queen, because The crown is about to guide Queen Elizabeth II through the worst year of her life.
Netflix has released a trailer for the upcoming fifth season of the Emmy-winning drama, which debuts on streamer Wednesday November 9th and finds Elizabeth (now played by Imelda Staunton) and the rest of the British royal family in complete disarray The picture-perfect marriage between her son Charles (Dominic West) and Diana (Elizabeth Debicki) comes to a very public end. Charles wants “a more modern monarchy,” he says, but Elizabeth snorts, “I don’t think it’s my behavior that threatens her survival.” Indeed, we see Charles reconnect with old flame Camilla, while Diana dies Lamenting the strain that royal pressure and media scrutiny have placed on her: “People will never understand what it was really like for me … I never had a chance.” She sits down for an infamous TV interview as she explains: “I won’t go quietly… I will fight to the end.” (The sad cover of The Verves “Bittersweet Symphony” is a nice touch, too.)
Season 5 marks another cast change for the royal biopic: Staunton takes on the role of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II. Jonathan Pryce appears as Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip, with West and Debicki as Charles and Diana. The new cast also includes Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker-Bowles and Jonny Lee Miller as British Prime Minister John Major.
The crown last aired in November 2020, with Season 4 performing a rare feat of winning the Emmy for Best Drama Series, along with wins in all four major acting categories for Colman, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher. With the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II, who died last month, the series also takes on a new meaning; Production on Season 6 of The crown was paused “out of respect” for the monarch’s legacy.
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