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When is the premiere of the fifth season of ‘The Crown’ on Netflix?

The next series of the hit Netflix show is coming out soon and will be focused on the period of the 1990s in the UK.

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Procession on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth in London, Britain, September 19, 2022.   The UK Armed Forces have played a part in the procession for Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral and committal service today, in London and Windsor.  Marking the end to 10 days of proceedings, service personnel representing a variety of regiments, ships and air stations that held a special relationship with Her Majesty The Queen took part in the funeral processions in London and Windsor.  Around 4,000 regular and reserve soldiers, sailors, marines and aviators, as well as musicians from Armed Forces bands, took part in the proceedings today. This included over 3,000 military personnel in central London, with 1,650 personnel forming part of the procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey and procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch.  In Windsor, over 1,000 military personnel were involved in ceremonial activity, including 410 taking part in the procession from Albert Road, Windsor, to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.    Wo1 Rupert Frere/Pool via REUTERS
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Netflix’s chronicle of the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her ascension to the throne up to the modern day has become must-see for those who want a closer look at the life of the longest-reigning British monarch. Created by Peter Morgan, it has become a TV sensation and is currently comprised of four seasons with the fifth set to drop in November. 

November 9, 2022 is the official release date for series 5. The other four series are available to watch on Netflix.

The latest season will pick up in the 1990s, with Her Royal Highness to be played by Imelda Staunton, after Claire Foy and Olivia Colman both did so for two seasons each. Staunton is best known internationally for her portrayal of Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter series.

What could series 5 have in store?

The 1990s were a turbulent decade in the UK. There was the Gulf War in 1991, the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, and the death of Princess Diana, just to name a few events that could be represented in the series. The latter, the death of Diana, will almost certianly be a major plot point in the story due to its relationship with the Royal Family.

All the characters have been recast for the new series due to the changing ages of those portrayed. Staunton is best known internationally for her portrayal of Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter series.

“I’m delighted to be inheriting the role of Queen Elizabeth from two outstanding actresses,” Staunton said. “I will do my upmost to maintain the very high standard that they set. Hopefully I look calm, collected and capable. My stomach, meanwhile, is doing somersaults.”