Skip to Content

The Crown Season 5 First Look Debuts

Netflix has released first-look photos from The Crown Season 5, featuring a brand-new cast led by Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II.

Based on historical events, The Crown dramatizes the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that have shaped her reign.

The Crown Season 5 First Look Debuts

With the new decade in its stride, the Royal Family is presented with possibly their biggest challenge to date as the public openly questions their role in ’90s Britain.

This turbulent decade for the Royal Family has been well documented and interpreted by journalists, biographers, and historians.

The Crown Season 5

As Elizabeth Debicki, who takes on the role of Princess Diana, explains: “That’s the amazing thing about playing these people at this time, because in the journey of The Crown so far out of all the seasons, this is the most visual content we have of the Royal Family.

“In the ’90s, everything had started to be filmed, and also, it was the birth of the 24-hour news cycle, so there’s just this incredible amount of content that we have access to.”

With this being the final cast change, Dominic West (Prince Charles) explains: “I think people understand, because the cast has changed every two seasons, that this is not an imitation. This is an evoking of a character.”

Imelda Staunton (Queen Elizabeth II) hopes that, like her character, she has done her duty to the audience: “What has been nice, and I hope I don’t prove them wrong, is people saying, ‘I’m really looking forward to seeing her as the queen. ‘ So, let’s just hope that works out for them because I’ve done it. There is nothing I can do about it now!”

The Crown Season 5, consisting of 10 episodes, will premiere on Netflix on November 9, 2022. The series was created and written by Peter Morgan.

The executive producers include Peter Morgan, Suzanne Mackie, Andy Harries, Stephen Daldry, Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox, and Jessica Hobbs.

The cast includes Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Dominic West as Prince Charles, and Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana.

The cast is rounded out by Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne, Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles, Jonny Lee Miller as John Major, Salim Daw as Mohamed Al Fayed, and Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed.

The Crown Season 5