Get ready for more royal drama! The next season of the hit Netflix series ‘The Crown’ is set to begin filming this summer. According to Variety, the fifth season of the incredibly popular show will begin production in July. The upcoming season will feature a brand new cast, including Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Dominic West as Prince Charles, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip and Lesley Manville. in the role of Princess Margaret.
The UK is due to ease COVID-19 restrictions on April 12 following the latest lockdown. The fourth season ended in early March 2020 amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As other shows began to shut down early due to the virus, ‘The Crown’, which films largely in London, was already nearing the end of filming for its fourth season. As a result, production pushed to the end and made it a few days earlier than expected.
Although Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s exit from royal life has made headlines in recent months, the script will not be featured on the Netflix show and it was never intended to cover the family. royal until the modern era. The show is only expected to cover until the early 2000s – long before Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle joined the royal family.
The upcoming season of the show will see the Royal Family tackle the early 1990s – a tumultuous time for the Royal Family, which saw the dissolution of the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The role of Princess Diana, beautifully played by actor Emma Corrin in season four, will now go to Australian actor Elizabeth Debicki, whose credits include roles in ‘The Night Manager’ and ‘Tenet’ ‘by Christopher Nolan.
After previously announcing that ‘The Crown’ would end after season five, show creator Peter Morgan announced last July that he had changed his mind and decided to end the hit series. after the sixth season.
“As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story, we would have to go back to the original plan and do six seasons,” said Morgan.
He added: “To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us closer to the present – it will just allow us to cover the same time period in more detail.”