The Crown: Imelda Staunton on inheriting role of The Queen
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Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Netflix’s historical drama The Crown, as it approaches’ its fifth season. Queen Elizabeth (played by Imelda Staunton) has offered an update on the premiere while giving viewers a first look at her character.
As part of Netflix’s global fan event, TADUM, the streaming platform shared a video of actress Imelda as she was on set of The Crown.
During the video, she gave credit to her predecessors, Olivia Coleman and Claire Foy who played the role of the royal before her.
Imelda shared her anxiety about playing Queen Elizabeth: “Hopefully I look calm, collected and capable – my stomach meanwhile is doing somersaults.”
The actress also provided fans with the highly anticipated series update and revealed season five would premiere in November 2022.
Viewers will know, each season of The Crown sees a huge shake-up with the cast and the upcoming season is no different.
Imelda is set to take over the role as Queen from Olivia Coleman, as Jonathan Pryce will take over the role of Prince Philip from Tobias Menzies.
Season five’s main focus will be Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki as they play Prince Charles and Princess Diana, following Josh O’Connor and Emma Corin’s portrayal.
It was recently announced Jonny Lee Miller would also be joining the cast as former Prime Minister John Major.
With season five officially premiering in November 2022, this means fans will have to wait two full years before its release.
According to Financerewind.com the filming production of the series experiences some delays in July because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cheatsheet.com revealed the production crew were taking an “extensive break” in November 2020.
While Deadline reported the year’s gap between the end of season four and the beginning of season five was not related to the pandemic, instead it was intentional and built into the production schedule.
With season five dropping two full years after season four, this also means The Crown will not be eligible to be considered for the Emmy awards next year.
Last week, the series had a huge night and took home 11 different awards in total.
This included the award for Outstanding Drama Series, while Oliva Coleman won Lead Actress in a Drama.
Josh O’Connor took home the Lead Actor in a Drama award for his role as Prince Charles.
The award for Supporting Actress in a Drama was given to Gillian Anderson for playing Margaret Thatcher and Prince Philip star Tobias Menzies won Supporting Actor in a Drama.
Thankfully for fans, creator Peter Morgan has decided to continue with his original plan of bringing the series to an end after season six.
This confirmation came after he previously announced the upcoming instalment would be the final one.
Peter explained: “As we started to discuss the storylines for series five, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons.”
The Crown season 5 premieres on Netflix in November 2022.
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