Netflix has released the first-look photos for season 5 of the historical drama series ‘The Crown’, which follows the royal family during the 90s.
This was the time when the Royal Family faced the challenge of rising public scrutiny. It is also the most well-document period, addressed by a number of historians and biographers.
Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Princess Diana in the show, said: “That’s the amazing thing about playing these people at this time, because in the journey of The Crown so far out of all the seasons, this is the most visual content we have of the Royal Family.
“In the ‘90s everything had started to be filmed and also it was the birth of the 24-hour news cycle so there’s just this incredible amount of content that we have access to.”
Dominic West, who plays Prince Charles, added: “I think people understand, because the cast has changed every two seasons, that this is not an imitation. This is an evoking of a character.”
Imelda Staunton, who will portray Queen Elizabeth II this season, hoped she had done justice to the character. She said: “What has been nice, and I hope I don’t prove them wrong, is people saying, ‘I’m really looking forward to seeing her as the queen. So, let’s just hope that works out for them because I’ve done it. Nothing I can do about it now!”
‘The Crown’ season 5 premieres November 9 on Netflix.