The Crown season 5 to premiere in November 2022

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Imelda Staunton in The Crown.
Imelda Staunton in The Crown.
Photo: Alex Bailey/Netflix

Netflix's penultimate season of royal drama The Crown will premiere in November 2022.

The streaming service announced on Saturday during its first-ever global fan event, TUDUM.

Imelda Staunton, who will play Queen Elizabeth in seasons five and six, shared the news in a video from the set of The Crown. The 65-year-old takes over the role, which Elizabeth Colman and Claire Foy previously played.

"I will do my utmost to maintain the very high standard that they set. Hopefully I look calm, collected and capable. My stomach, meanwhile, is doing somersaults," she said.


The Crown dominated the 73rd Primetime Emmys taking home seven awards, including Outstanding Drama Series; this is the first time a Netflix show won television's top prize.

Joining Imelda this season is Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, and Dominic West as Prince Charles. Jonny Lee Miller will play UK Prime Minister John Major.

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