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Netflix’s Historical Drama ‘The Crown’ Is Coming Back With Season Five

In just four seasons, The Crown has captured the attention of viewers across the world. Following the real-life story of Queen Elizabeth II and her family’s reign through eight decades of change, Netflix’s groundbreaking television series has won multiple awards and turned its cast into international stars. Now, fans have something to look forward to: Season 5 is finally in the works. The fifth season of The Crown will start streaming on November 9th, with its final 10 episodes set to premiere in 2022. Since the first season of The Crown, Netflix has been working on securing the rights to some real-life royals for future seasons. Queen Elizabeth II has been played by Claire Foy since the show’s debut in 2016, but she isn’t the only member of the royal family who’ll appear on screen again. Matt Smith starred as Prince Philip for three seasons before he was replaced by Josh O’Connor after Smith departed from the series following its third season finale.

Release date:

The Fifth season of the series is scheduled to air on November 9, 2022.

Things to know about the show:

The series is a historical drama that simultaneously chronicles the key moments of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, from her coronation in 1947 to modern times. The show stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Prince Philip, and Vanessa Kirby as the Duchess of Cornwall and features an ensemble cast including John Lithgow (as Winston Churchill) Jared Harris (as King George VI), Victoria Hamilton (as  Marion Bailey), and Ben Miles (as  Peter Townsend). Over its first four seasons, The Crown has won multiple awards at both the BAFTA Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

What is the plot of the series?

Season 1-5 of The Crown tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign from the point of view of her secretary, Lord Corbin. In this perspective, we see the day-to-day decisions made in the Royal household, how she is a politician and how her experiences as a growing woman shape her leadership. The season centres on Elizabeth’s engagement to Prince Philip (who is played by Matt Smith). We also see the challenges she faces growing up as a young monarch in the early 1950s, a time when she is dealing with Cold War tensions, the first assassination of an American president, the rise of protests (sometimes violent) and a changing world.

How many seasons were there?

The first season of The Crown was released in 2016, with subsequent seasons releasing each year since. While Netflix had initially announced a total of four seasons and also it has been renewed for a fifth season. The executive producers behind the show include Peter Morgan, Robert Foxx, Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries. Each season is 10 episodes long.

Why should I watch this series?

The Crown’s plot is based on real events and it features amazing costumes, historical accuracy and interesting characters. The show is able to deliver an intriguing plot with an equally fascinating insight into the political landscape of the United Kingdom. Without giving too much away, The Crown follows the real life events during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II focusing on her political rivalries and romance. In short, this Netflix series is a must-watch for anyone who loves historical dramas and stories about powerful women.


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