The OTT giant Netflix recently dropped the first look of The Crown season 5. Ever since the streaming titan started releasing the finalized cast members’ names to the world, fans have been holding their breath to get a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth II in a new avatar. Finally,The Crown lovers can start breathing well again. The Crown’s official Twitter account has released the first image of of the Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton portraying the queen. Take a look at yourself!
Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II
In the picture, the 65-year-old Staunton looks regal Queen Elizabeth II, dignified dressed in a mustard yellow shirt adorned in pearl necklace, holding her hand bag in forearm. What the costume team nailed is the Queen’s iconic hair cut.
The Irish-English actress Imelda Staunton received the Bafta for Best Actress and was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the historical drama film Vera Drake.
Many viewers will recognize her through her performances in Pride, Return to Cranford, The Girl, A Confession, Flesh and Blood and the Downton Abbey film. As well as her noticeable role in the Harry Potter Chronicles.
To satisfy the curious fans, here is what the streaming giant did to create curiosity and excitement.
What Season 5 of The Crown Will Be About?
This historical dramatization portrays the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The first four seasons of The Crown covered events from the reign of King George VI to Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s failing marriage. Fans are anxiously anticipating Season 5, especially after seeing Imelda Staunton’s debut appearance as Queen Elizabeth II.
The fifth season of The Crown will chronicle the political and emotional complexities during Queen Elizabeth II’s administration in the early twentieth century. It will also showcase the divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. As per the speculation goes, this season might also include divorces of Princess Anne and Mark Philips, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, and major political change the United Kingdom underwent under Prime Minister John Major.
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Do We Know Anything About The Crown Season 6?
Morgan’s first pitch for the project included six seasons. Netflix content head Ted Sarandos confirmed this on November 2016. Season 6 will be the continuation of the events of season 5.
In an interview with Variety, show maker Peter Morgan said initially the plan was to “take ‘The Crown’ into the 21st Century”. But, he realized, “now that we have begun work on the stories for season five, it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop.” Fans have been hoping to see the next generation of royals – Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markel, the show makers have confirmed it’s highly unlikely.
So, When Season 5 Will Be Aired?
The award-winning show will soon be back with a fresh season.
As we stand, the series is under production. As a result, the regal drama is likely to be released only in or after 2022. The Covid-19 pandemic is not the reason for the filming stoppage. We’ve heard rumor that the 2020 filming hiatus was always planned as part of the preparation and release timetable.
Are you eager for the monarchy drama? What do you think about the new look of our beloved queen? Which of the actresses portraying the Queen is your favorite? What story-line of the British royal life do you want to see on-screen? Tell us in the comments below!
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