The fifth season of The Crown will be released late

We'll have to wait at least years before we watch all the seasons of the TV series about the British royal family. Word from creator Peter Morgan

The Crown is a TV series that now needs no introduction. In 2016 it was announced by Netflix, which invested 100 million pounds for the first season. The creator Peter Morgan has also always had clear ideas and has created, episode after episode, a captivating narrative and at the same time relevant to the events that happened in the history of the British royal crown.

In fact, for those who still do not know it, The Crown tells the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her Royal Family. In order to respect the narrative time, the production decided that the actors would remain the same for two seasons at most. The first seasons were played by Claire Foy and Olivia Colman as the queen, but in the next ones we will get to know Imelda Staunton, already famous for her appearances in Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. According to the latest rumors, however, we will have to wait longer than expected to enjoy the fifth season of the TV series.

The Crown will be released late: here's why

Already winner of two Golden Globes for Best TV Series and Best Leading Actress, The Crown is one of Netflix's flagship content. And for this reason, in recent months the news about its return are among the most popular. In the fifth season, Imelda Staunton will arrive to play the role of Queen Elizabeth II and the audience is looking forward to admire her in this role, after having loved her in other successful movies and series, from Harry Potter to Downton Abbey.

According to the latest news, filming will begin in 2021 and then the new episodes of The Crown will arrive in 2022. Going backwards, we know that the filming of the fourth season was finished before the pandemic broke out, so these episodes we will be able to see by the end of the year. It will be an opportunity to enjoy - for the last time - the masterful roles of Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, as Princess Margaret and also Tobias Menzies, Prince Philip in seasons 3 and 4 of the series.

According to several sources, the long pauses between seasons have always characterized this TV series and therefore the wait is not related to the health emergency. Each season is the result of in-depth research, the selection of events to be told and careful writing of every detail. Not to mention that even the turnover of the cast requires new thinking and auditions. In addition, the entire production machine must move to a different setting each time and this also requires impeccable organization. Also the interval between the second and third season was about two years long, so it's not surprising.

The Crown: plot of upcoming seasons

The fourth season of The Crown will tell the real events from the late seventies until 1990. In these episodes we will discover the actress Gillian Anderson in the role of Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, the first woman to hold the office and also the Prime Minister with the longest term in the history of the country. Alongside her, another important character will be Princess Diana, played by Emma Corrin. We will therefore be able to see her entry into the scene, her relationship with Prince Charles and especially with the Queen. In the fifth and sixth season we will be able to know the events from 1990 to the beginning of 2000.

At the beginning of 2020, Netflix announced that the fifth would be the final season of the TV series, but the longevity of the Queen and the importance of the events that have occurred has led the creator Peter Morgan to announce the arrival of a sixth season, just as it was planned in the initial project. While waiting for the new episodes, you can watch The Crown on Netflix.