— Updated on 29 January 2023

WATCH: ‘The Crown’ Season 5 Trailer Previews Diana’s Revenge Dress Era

— Updated on 29 January 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

The chapter of the royal saga millions have been waiting for is finally upon us as Netflix drops The Crown season 5 trailer.

After introducing Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor as Lady Diana Spencer / Princess Diana and Prince Charles, respectively, in the hit period drama’s fourth season, the roles have now been inherited by Australia’s own Elizabeth Debicki (Tenet) and Dominic West (The Wire); both of whom will obviously be central players in the main storyline.

Season 5 takes place during the 90s wherein Charles and Diana are in the midst of a rather hostile – and extremely public – divorce. The royal couple officially separated in 1992 and finalised the legalities five years later.

The Crown Season 5 Trailer Previews Diana's Revenge Dress Era

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“This particular part of history, an awful lot happens,” Imelda Staunton, who takes over the role of the late Queen Elizabeth II from Olivia Colman, told Entertainment Weekly.

Staunton also made time to address the recent accusations this forthcoming instalment was nothing more than “crude sensationalism.”

“There’s a lot of turmoil, which isn’t made up — these things happened. I think there’s a lot going on for people to take on this time around.”

Key events we can expect to see recreated include Diana’s revealing interview with now-disgraced BBC journalist Martin Bashir, wherein she referenced Camilla Parker Bowles’ role in the relationship breakdown (“There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”); Charles’ desperate attempt to salvage his tarnished reputation in the face of controversy; as well as the divorce of Prince Andrew (James Murray) and Princess Anne (Claudia Harrison).

The Crown Season 5 Trailer Previews Diana's Revenge Dress Era

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According to Deadline, the season 5 finale also covers the untimely deaths of Princess Diana and boyfriend Dodi al-Fayed (Khalid Abdalla). Although given the sensitive nature of such an event, the car crash at Paris’ Pont de l’Alma tunnel will not be depicted.

“We’ve been dreading getting to this point,” said an inside source.

“The countdown is two weeks and while we’re calmly carrying on, it’s fair to acknowledge that there’s a certain anxiety; a palpable sense of being slightly on edge.”

“I mean, there’s bombshell sensitivity surrounding this one.”

On the subject of sensitivity, production of The Crown season 6 has apparently been paused following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. We’ll let you know what the go is with the series’ final chapter when the time comes.

As for a release date, The Crown season 5 premieres on November 9th – check out the trailer above.

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