With the new decade underway, the Royal Family faces arguably their biggest challenge to date, as the public openly questions their role in 1990s Britain. The Crown arrives at its premiere in the same way, openly questioned even by actresses of the stature of Judi Dench. Which called the series “cruel and unfair”.
The change of actors every two seasons is something that we have already become accustomed to, however this season, which shows what is supposed to be the final faces of the cast, at times is in the shadow of what its predecessors were.
To the cast led by Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Price, Lesley Manville, Dominic West Y elizabeth debicki He has plenty of talent, however it is the way in which the story is told by Morgan that makes everything lose the impact it once had this time. As each chapter is, in a certain way, focused on a particular character, this makes each feel disconnected from each other. The best moments occur when there is more interaction between the protagonists.
What is The Crown season 5 about?
As Queen Elizabeth II (Staunton) approaches the 40th anniversary of her accession to power, she reflects on a reign that has spanned nine prime ministers, the advent of mass television and the decline of the British Empire. However, there are new challenges on the horizon. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the transfer of sovereignty to Hong Kong signal a seismic shift in the international order that presents both obstacles and opportunities. Meanwhile, there’s trouble brewing closer than you think.
Prince Charles (West) pressures his mother to allow him to divorce Diana (Debicki), presenting a constitutional crisis to the monarchy. Rumors circulate as the couple are seen living increasingly separate lives, and as media scrutiny intensifies, Diana decides to take control of her own narrative, breaking with family protocol to publish a book. which undermines public support for Charles and exposes the cracks in the House of Windsor.
Tensions rise when Mohamed Al Fayed (Salim Daw) enters to scene. Driven by his desire to be accepted at the highest level, he harnesses his wealth and power to try to win him over, along with his son Dodi (Khalid Abdullah), a seat at the royal table.
Written by Peter Morganthe fifth season of The Crown is starring Imelda Staunton like Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Price like the Duke of Edinburgh, Lesley Manville like Princess Margaret, Dominic West like Prince Charles, elizabeth debicki like Princess Diana, Olivia-Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles and Johnny Lee Miller takes the role of John Major.
Also appearing are Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne, Marcia Warren as the Queen Mother, James Murray as Prince Andrew, and Sam Woolf as Prince Edward. In the role of the young princes will be Timothée Sambor and Senan West as Prince William and Teddy Hawley and Will Powell as Prince Harry. Prasanna Puwanarajah is Martin Bashir, Salim Daw is Mohamed Al Fayed, and Khalid Abdalla is Dodi Fayed.
The fifth season of The Crown premieres globally tomorrow, Wednesday, November 9 on Netflix.