The much-anticipated series is all set to start its production in July this year. The fourth season of The Crown wrapped up its production in early 2020 and made it to the streaming platform Netflix in November 2020 but, the filming for season 5 had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. However, Netflix series 'The Crown' will begin filming this July, as confirmed by Variety.
This season will feature a whole new cast of actors playing the iconic royals, with “Tenet” star Elizabeth Debicki taking over the role of Princess Diana from Emma Corrin; Dominic West portraying Prince Charles; Imelda Staunton playing Queen Elizabeth ll; and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, previously played by Helena Bonham Carter. Reportedly, the crew is now heading back to Elstree Studios, just north of London, where the bulk of The Crown is filmed.
The Crown, premiered in 2016, has beautifully portrayed the Royal family through various time periods. Starting in the late 1940s and early 1950s with Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip's marriage and early careers in the first season to moving forward in time to the 1960s and 1970s in the second and third season. The fourth season focussed on the relationship between Princess Diana and Prince Charles.
According to reports, season 5 of the show is expected to cover only till the early 2000s, long before Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle joined the Royal family. Season 5 will explore the early 1990s — a tumultuous time for the Royal Family, which witnessed the dissolution of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's marriage. This means that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's exit from royal life will never figure in the show.