The Crown season 5: what music to expect, and everything we know so far
29 September 2021, 11:14 | Updated: 29 September 2021, 11:34
The Crown will return to screens for a fifth instalment of the hugely successful historical drama next year.
Alongside the monarch, Elizabeth Debicki will portray Princess Diana, with Dominic West as Prince Charles, in the season five premiere next year.
We left the fourth series at Christmas 1990, and it’s likely the new season will continue to follow the relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
What music will be in The Crown season 5?
Netflix has kept most details of the upcoming series under wraps.
So far, the streaming giant has only shared a brief message from our latest on-screen Queen Elizabeth II in a lavish, regal setting. Predecessors Claire Foy and Colman make a cameo in the shot, too.
But there’s no musical accompaniment to the short clip to whet our appetites, unfortunately.
However, looking back at previous seasons gives us some idea of what we might hear in the latest soundtrack.
But for the moment, Netflix hasn’t revealed who will be working on the new music.
The series has had three different composers over the years; British composer Rupert Gregson-Williams penned the score for season one, and later, season two alongside Scottish composer Lorne Balfe. British composer Martin Phipps worked on the two most recent series.
There’s a good chance that Phipps has been enlisted to compose season five’s soundtrack, bringing back the dignified and suspenseful soundworld we’ve heard in earlier series.
When will The Crown season 5 be released?
The latest instalment of The Crown is scheduled to premiere in November 2022.
An exact date hasn’t be announced yet.
Who is the cast of The Crown season 5?
Imelda Staunton will play the Queen with Jonathan Pryce playing her on-screen husband, Prince Philip.
Elizabeth Debicki becomes the Princess of Wales, and Dominic West is Prince Charles.
Camilla Parker Bowles will be portrayed by Olivia Williams, and Jonny Lee Miller takes on the role of former prime minister John Major.
The Crown season 5 is scheduled for release in November 2022.