After years of waiting, The Crown is finally back! Unquestionably, The Crown season 5 very may well be the most controversial one yet.
From the upcoming portrayal of the late Princess Diana’s most difficult moments with the British Royal Family to the never-ending scandals surrounding the monarchy, this season aims to cover the many events that continuously posed a threat to the Royals’ centuries-long reign. Even so, as you might have expected, the newest season will also show how the family managed to overcome it all with unshakable grit and vigor.
Needless to say, The Crown season 5 will pack a punch so hard, you simply have to see it to believe it. Here’s when you can catch the season 5 premiere of the show everyone’s been waiting for.
The Crown season 5 release time on Netflix
The Crown season 5 will officially premiere its ten brand-new episodes on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 12:01 a.m. PT/3:01 a.m. ET on Netflix.
Akin to previous seasons, the Netflix original series is rated TV-MA status. Season 5 is slated to explore topics and scenes that may not be suitable for audiences under 18 years of age, some of which are hinted at in the official synopsis of the new season. See it below (via Netflix Media Center):
With the new decade in its stride, the Royal Family are presented with possibly their biggest challenge to date; as the public openly question their role in ’90s Britain.
As Queen Elizabeth II (Imelda Staunton) approaches the 40th anniversary of her accession, she reflects on a reign that has encompassed nine prime ministers, the advent of mass television and the twilight of the British Empire. Yet new challenges are on the horizon. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the transfer of sovereignty in Hong Kong signals a seismic shift in the international order presenting both obstacles and opportunities. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing closer to home.
Prince Charles (Dominic West) pressures his mother to allow him to divorce Diana (Elizabeth Debicki), presenting a constitutional crisis of the monarchy. Rumors circulate as husband and wife are seen to live 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 that undermines public support for Charles and exposes the cracks in the House of Windsor.
Tensions are set to rise further as Mohamed Al Fayed (Salim Daw) arrives on the scene. Driven by his desire for acceptance of the highest order, he harnesses his self-made wealth and power to try and earn him and his son Dodi (Khalid Abdalla) a seat at the royal table.
You can also see a few of the aforementioned events in the official trailer for The Crown season 5 here.
Last but not least, ahead of the premiere, it is important to note that there is one more season of The Crown on the way. However, don’t expect the final season to follow too closely behind season 5, as The Crown season 6 is predicted to drop in 2024, at the earliest.
To that end, The Crown season 5 is slowly approaching, and with it comes the best binge-watch you’ll have all year.
Don’t forget to catch the new season this Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 12:01 a.m. PT/3:01 a.m. ET only on Netflix.