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First look at season five of The Crown

Jake Massey

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First look at season five of The Crown

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

It's not long now until The Crown returns to our screens – and Netflix has shared a tantalising glimpse of what lies ahead.


Yes, season five of the hit series is just around the corner, and the streaming giant has offered us a first look at the new cast.

In photos posted on social media, 32-year-old Australian actor Elizabeth Debicki can be seen convincingly channelling Diana, Princess of Wales, as she stars alongside Dominic West, who will play Charles.

The new season is set in a new decade, and The Night Manager actor Debicki replaces Emma Corrin in the role of Diana, while The Wire star West, 52, takes over the role of Charles from Josh O'Connor.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

In one image, Debicki embodies a reserved and shrinking Diana as she dons a sparkling blue halter neck dress and holds a bouquet of flowers.

The outfit is the spitting image of a dress Diana wore to a Serpentine Gallery fundraising gala, which was hosted by Vanity Fair magazine, in 1995.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Speaking to Netflix website Tudum about taking on the role of Diana, Debicki said: "That's the amazing thing about playing these people at this time, because in the journey of The Crown so far out of all the seasons, this is the most visual content we have of the royal family.

"In the '90s, everything had started to be filmed and also it was the birth of the 24-hour news cycle so there's just this incredible amount of content that we have access to.

"Diana was the most photographed person in the world at that time. As an actor, you open the portal and this huge tsunami of information comes at you. I happily swam around in it."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Also in the newly-released selection of images, fans are given a closer look at Imelda Staunton, who has taken over the role of the Queen from Olivia Colman.

Lesley Manville can also be seen as an increasingly depressed-looking Princess Margaret – a role she took over from Helena Bonham Carter.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

The Crown was due to end after the fifth series, but the show's creator and writer Peter Morgan later said it will be extended to include a sixth series.

Filming on the latest series of The Crown was halted as a mark of respect after the Queen's death. Filming was also suspended on the day of her funeral.

The fifth series is out on 9 November.

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix, The Crown, Royal Family

Jake Massey
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