Announced during the streamer’s TUDUM event, the historical drama series returns after two years and will premiere on November 9. Its newest season will be set in the early to mid-90s and will feature yet another recasting as the story of the late Queen Elizabeth II progresses, with Imelda Staunton — who may be familiar to younger audiences as Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix and The Deathly Hallows – Part 1 — will take on the role of Her Majesty while Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki will play Prince Charles and Princess Diana, respectively.
Also joining the cast are Olivia Williams, Lesley Manville and Jonathan Pryce, who will play Camilla Parker Bowles, Princess Margaret and Prince Philip, respectively. Salim Daw has been cast as Mohamed Al-Fayed, Khalid Abdalla as Al-Fayed’s son Dodi, who died with Princess Diana in the car crash, and Humayun Saeed as Dr. Hasnat Khan.
Season five will be the first of The Crown to premiere after Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
The Crown premieres November 9 on Netflix.
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