The new episodes will show, among other things, the marital turmoil between Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Waiting for The Crown 5, Netflix has released the first photos showing the royal family of the fifth season, with Timothee Sambor and Teddy Hawley as princes William and Harry, Staunton as Elizabeth, Dominic West as prince Charles. And Elizabeth Debicki as Lady Diana.
As per tradition, the cast of ‘The Crown 5‘ has been revolutionized because, as happens every two seasons, the “old” actors are replaced with new entries that allow the plot of the TV series to move forward in time since each season of the show covers nearly a decade of the life of British royalty.
The facts told in ‘The crown 5‘ take place between the end of the 80s and the beginning of the 90s, during one of the most challenging decades of the royal family, which, in that period, had to face the increasingly evident closeness between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles (played by Olivia Williams) as well as the growing loneliness of Diana, whose life was constantly spied by the prying eyes of photographers, in that period in particular, very insistent.
Replacement of actors in ‘The Crown 5’
“In the 90s, everything had begun to be filmed, and there is this massive amount of content that we have had access to.
Diana was the most photographed person in the world at the time,” Debicki told Tudum before adding the importance of the constant cast change in ‘The Crown 5.’
“I think people understand why the actors are replaced every two seasons, as this is not an imitation but the evocation of a character. That’s where the show lives: in the imaginary conversations that took place in their private lives that no one knows “, continued the actress who, in the fifth season of Crown, replaces Emma Corrin in the role of Princess Diana, played by her in The crown 4.
“I believe it is because the series receives a lot of criticism. How do you know what they talk about in their private life? The obvious answer is that we don’t know, but, on the other hand, we have an incredible writer who imagines what could have happened based on what emerges from his exhausting research, and this is part of the charm of the show “concluded Elizabeth, star of some photos that show various fragments of the next season of The Crown where, among the most moving and evocative images, there is undoubtedly the one that portrays Imelda Staunton in the role of Queen Elizabeth II together with Prince Philip during an official meeting.
A scene brings to life the royal couple who reigned on the English throne for 73 years, supporting each other with dedication and love.
In the new episodes of The Crown (streaming on Netflix from November 9), Staunton takes on the role of monarch and matriarch from Olivia Colman.
The latter played Her Majesty in The crown 3 and 4, while Pryce replaced Tobias Menzies.
As for the future of the series, the show’s actors are currently grappling with the making of the sixth and final season of The Crown, which should tell the period of Princess Diana’s death in 1997.