Netflix Announces Release Date for Season 5 of ‘The Crown’ with a Special Message from the New 'Queen'

We've got good news for fans of The Crown.

Netflix has finally announced a release date for season five of the series, and they shared the news with a special video from Imelda Staunton, who will portray Queen Elizabeth II in the last two seasons.

The video was shared to the official Instagram account for the series, where they said, “A message from Imelda Staunton, our new Queen Elizabeth. Season 5, coming November 2022.”

In the clip, Staunton says, “Hello. I'm Imelda Staunton, and I'm currently on the set of The Crown, where we have just begun filming season five. I'm delighted to be here inheriting the role of Queen Elizabeth from two outstanding actresses. Most recently, the wonderful Olivia Colman, and who could forget the actress who originated the part? Claire Foy.”

She continued, saying, “I will do my utmost to maintain the very high standard that they set. Hopefully, I look calm, collected and capable. My stomach, meanwhile, is doing somersaults. On behalf of the cast and crew, we look forward to bringing you the next season of The Crown in November 2022.”

Along with Staunton, we will be getting a brand-new batch of actors in the upcoming season, with Elizabeth Debicki playing Princess Diana, Dominic West playing Prince Charles, Lesley Manville taking on Princess Margaret and Jonathan Pryce portraying Prince Philip. However, that doesn't mean we have to say goodbye to the old cast for good. As we've learned from previous seasons, we might get some special cameos from previous cast members if the new season features a flashback sequence.

Even though the next season of The Crown is still a year away, we will be counting down every minute.

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