Imelda Staunton Announces ‘The Crown’ Season 5 Premiere Date—The Queen Has Spoken!

Imelda Staunton Announces ‘The Crown’ Season 5 Premiere Date—The Queen Has Spoken!
Season 4 of The Crown celebrated plenty of “crowning achievements” at the 2021 Emmy Awards, and now Netflix is readying the fifth season of the historical drama. At the streamer’s Tudum event on Saturday, September 25, actress Imelda Staunton—the next thespian to raise Queen Elizabeth II’s scepter—announced that Season 5 will premiere in November 2022. The Harry Potter alum is taking over the part of Elizabeth from Emmy winner Olivia Colman, who portrayed the monarch in Seasons 3 and 4. And Colman, in turn, took over for Claire Foy, who played the part in the first two seasons. “I’m delighted to be here, inheriting the role of Queen Elizabeth from two outstanding actresses,” Staunton said in the presentation. “I will do my utmost to maintain the very high standard that they set. Hopefully, I look calm, capable, and collected. My stomach, meanwhile, is doing somersaults.” Playing the Prince Philip to Staunton’s Elizabeth,
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