The Crown season five is almost upon us, and it looks set to be an emotional one.
The new series stars a brand new cast, including Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, and Dominic West as Prince Charles.
The series moves into what was, arguably, the most turbulent point of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, the 1990s.
The 1990s included the Queen’s ‘annus horribilis’ in 1992, which saw the breakdown of two of her children’s marriages, as well as a fire severely damage Windsor Castle.
It will also make reference to Princess Diana’s 1995 interview with Martin Bashir and cover Charles and Diana’s 1996 divorce.
But what comes next?
What could The Crown season 6 cover?
The Crown will end with its sixth season.
The final season of The Crown is expected to cover Princess Diana’s death in 1997. It’s reported that the tragic car crash itself will not be shown, with the series following the lead-up to Diana’s death and the fallout.
A source told Deadline: ‘It’s the run-up: the car leaving The Ritz after midnight with paparazzi in pursuit and then the aftermath with the British Ambassador to France swinging into action with the Foreign Office, and then the subsequent constitutional aftermath.’
It’s expected to cover Tony Blair’s years in power and his professional relationship with the Queen.
It’s thought The Crown will cover events up until the early 21st century in its final season.
Who will star in The Crown season 6?
The cast from season five will continue into season six, which has been filming over the past few months.
Imelda will continue as the Queen, with Elizabeth as Diana and Dominic as Charles.
Ed McVey will play Prince William, with Meg Bellamy as Kate Middleton.
Lesley Manville will take over in the role of Princess Margaret, with Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip.
The Crown season 5 is available to stream on Netflix now.