Netflix series The Crown returns to the screens on November 9 with its 5th season.
British journalist Walter Bagehot says: “Kingdoms will always be strong because they appeal to the senses, and republics will always be weak because they appeal to reason.” At the end of the 19th century, when Bagehot said this, perhaps the footsteps that would destroy the sultanate were not yet heard in all their intensity. However, the British journalist was not mistaken about the United Kingdom and the reign of the Royal family continued. The lives of the royal family behind a veil of secrecy in magnificent palaces also remained strong and became the subject of stories, especially with the stories of Queen Elizabeth II, who ascended the throne in 1952 for four seasons. And also, Netflix series The Crown about the Elizabethan era is one of these works. The most talked-about series of recent times returns to the screens on November 9 with its fifth season.
The Crown is told the throne within a period of 10 years. It is understood from the statements made by screenwriter Peter Morgan that the fifth season will tell the time between the early 90s and the half. Queen Elizabeth in the 90s, when celebrated the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne, the British public, struggling with economic problems, questioned the existence of the Royal family for the first time, while Queen II, whose marriage of three children ended, was questioned. On the one hand, Elizabeth struggled with her family life. And of course, the most talked about name of this story would be Prince Charles’s wife “the people’s princess”, Princess Diana of Wales.
While it is already a matter of criticism and curiosity whether Diana will focus on the last periods of her life in a tabloid way, the fact that the 90s has more archives than ever seems to increase the rhythm of the series and add a different breath.
One of the most important aspects of the new season is the major changes in the cast: While Imelda Staunton will give life to the Queen, Elizabeth Debicki will appear in front of the camera this time as Princess Diana. For Prince Philip, Jonathan Pryce, whom we know from “Game of Thrones”, will play Prince Charles, while Dominic West will play.
All in all, what excites us for this season is what awaits us after the greatest female monarch in history and how the final years of “the people’s princess” Diana will be reflected on the white screen.