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Fury as The Crown plans to recreate Princess Diana’s final heartbreaking moments in Paris

Joe Harker

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Fury as The Crown plans to recreate Princess Diana’s final heartbreaking moments in Paris

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It's not long now before the next season of The Crown is back on our screens and we can get a good look at how the new cast are doing in their roles.

The fifth season of Netflix's royal drama enters the 90s and will cover some of the most turbulent moments the royal family has faced in modern times.

The events of 1992, described by the Queen as a 'horrible year' were wracked by royal divorces, scandals and Windsor castle catching fire.

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The drama will likely only build from there, with new Prince Charles actor Dominic West teasing the upcoming season being 'as tumultuous as it gets'.

It'll follow the years up to the death of Princess Diana, who died after a car crash in Paris in 1997, as her relationship with Charles becomes increasingly fraught.

One of the biggest draws is seeing Elizabeth Debicki's performance as Diana and how the show will portray her final years, but it seems like not everyone is happy with where The Crown is going.

Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana in The Crown. Credit: Dom Slike / Alamy Stock Photo
Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana in The Crown. Credit: Dom Slike / Alamy Stock Photo

According to The Sun, some crew members on The Crown are worried that 'a line has been crossed' as the show plans to depict Diana's final moments in Paris.

They claimed 'turning Diana's final days and hours into drama feels very uncomfortable'.

The Crown has not previously shied away from portraying the deaths of their major characters in detail, but Diana's death is the most high profile of them all.

They reported that while The Crown has always tried to deal with death with 'as much sensitivity as possible', it's something that gets increasingly difficult the closer to the present day the show comes.

Netflix have confirmed that the moment of the crash will not be shown, with The Crown instead focusing on the events before and after the incident.

The Crown is recreating the final days of Princess Diana's life. Credit: Dom Slike / Alamy Stock Photo
The Crown is recreating the final days of Princess Diana's life. Credit: Dom Slike / Alamy Stock Photo

The cast change for the final two seasons of The Crown sees Imelda Staunton replace Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth, while Jonathan Pryce takes over from Tobiaz Menzies as Prince Phillip.

Lesley Manville has replaced Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.

Also joining the cast is Elementary star Johnny Lee Miller, who will play Sir John Major, the UK's prime minister for most of the 90s.

The fifth season of The Crown is set to release on Netflix on 9 November, while the Netflix series will wrap up for good with a sixth season.

While much of the cast for the final two seasons of the hugely popular show, the production team were still looking until last Friday (14 October) for an actor to play Prince Harry.

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

Joe Harker
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