The Crown Season 5 Will Reportedly Start Filming This Summer
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The epic series, which follows the life of our current monarch Queen Elizabeth II, is thought to go back into production in July.
Variety has reported crew for the fifth season of the show are starting to return to Elstree Studios, where the majority of The Crown is filmed. Production will be kept in line with strict protocols against Covid-19, but it is hoped the UK would have "significantly recovered" from the impact coronavirus has had on filming by July.
The fifth series of The Crown will see the cast completely change in order to reflect the passage of time between seasons. Imelda Staunton has been confirmed to take over from Olivia Coleman to play the Queen, while Lesley Manville will take the reins from Helena Bonham Carter to play Princess Margaret.
The Great Gatsby star Elizabeth Debicki is confirmed to play Princess Diana, and it has been speculated that Dominic West will play Prince Charles - although Netflix is yet to comment.
Season four of The Crown was the show's most explosive yet, focusing on the turbulent marriage between Prince Charles (played by Josh O'Connor) and Princess Diana (newcomer Emma Corrin).
The new series will follow the royal family throughout the 1990's - a difficult decade for the crown, seeing Windsor Castle ravaged by fire and the death of Princess Diana in a car crash.
The Queen famously called 1992 her 'annus horribilis' (Latin for 'horrible year') after it saw the family rocked by divorces, suicide and the publication of private correspondence between Princess Diana and a close friend.
The Crown's latest cast will remain until the show's sixth and final season, taking the royal family's story up until the early 2000's.
However, the cut-off point means we will not see recent royal scandal on screen; Meghan Markle's marriage to Prince Harry, plus their subsequent decision to leave the family and reveal all in a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, are unlikely to ever be part of The Crown.
Netflix declined to comment when approached by Tyla.