Netflix announces ‘The Crown’ season 5 premiere date with tense Diana and Charles teaser

Oct 02, 2022
Scandal and intrigue await fans of the critically-acclaimed historical royal drama. Source: Instagram @thecrownnetflix

The “all out war” between Diana and Charles is set to be laid bare following Netflix’s official announcement that season five of The Crown is just around the corner.

Despite the passing of the show’s main subject, Queen Elizabeth II, Netflix is showing no signs of slowing down the production of its massive hit drama series.

As filming for season 6 pushes forward, the streaming giant has announced that the highly anticipated season five premiere of The Crown will be available for streaming on Wednesday, November 9.

To build up excitement for the upcoming season, the show has also released its new season’s teaser trailer, where a newscaster can be heard describing Charles and Diana’s tumultuous divorce as an “all-out war”.

While other key cast members are expected to make a return in the new season, the teaser trailer gives fans a hint that season 5 will specifically focus on the struggles of Princess Diana, played by Elizabeth Debicki, and the toll the breakdown of her marriage had on her.

Netflix has been keeping viewers of The Crown eager with anticipation after earlier this month announcing that they had cast their new Prince William and Kate Middleton for its sixth and final season.

Viewership for the hit drama series has dramatically spiked since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, with data showing that the show saw an 800% increase in viewership.

As reported by Variety, “worldwide, The Crown’s viewership increased nearly four times over the past weekend versus the previous weekend, according to Whip Media. The findings are based on data pulled from TV Time, Whip Media’s TV and movie tracking app, which has more than 22 million global registered users.”

Following the death of Her Majesty, the shows creator Peter Morgan had said the series was now a “love letter” to the late Monarch.

“I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect,” Morgan had said.

According to Tatler, the last two seasons of the show will cover the “tumultuous era of the 1990s” when all three of the Queen’s children went through a divorce.

It starts off with Princess Anne and Captain Mark Philips’ divorce in 1992, followed by the scandalous separation of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana in 1996, and then that of Price Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, that same year.

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