‘The Crown’ Season 5 trailer shows Windsor Castle fire and THAT Diana interview

Netflix has finally released the first trailer for the new season of The Crown.

Introducing Harry Potter star Imelda Staunton as the late Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown returns in just a few weeks’ time.

The show’s fifth season will once usher in an all-new cast, following 2020’s award-winning fourth season with Olivia Colman.

Netflix’s hit period drama series first debuted six years ago, with Claire Foy playing the Queen.

Staunton will be joined in the ten brand new episodes by Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes) as Prince Phillip, and Lesley Manville (World on Fire) as Princess Margaret.

Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager) is playing Princess Diana, alongside Dominic West (The Pursuit of Loveas the new Prince Charles.

Other big names include Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense) as Camilla Parker Bowles, Elementary star Jonny Lee Miller as Prime Minister John Major, Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster) as Prime Minister Tony Blair, and James Bond star Timothy Dalton as Peter Townsend.

Season 5 will premiere exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday 9th November.

Set to an orchestral version of 1997 classic ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ by The Verve, the two-minute trailer features our first glimpses of the Windsor Castle fire in 1992, and Diana’s infamous TV interview with Martin Bashir in 1995.

Watch the trailer here:

We’re told: “It’s a new decade, and the royal family are facing what may be their biggest challenge yet: proving their continued relevance in ‘90s Britain. As Diana and Charles wage a media war, cracks begin to splinter the royal foundation.”

Acknowledging the British press’s confusion over the difference between a scripted drama and a documentary, the official description of The Crown now clarifies matters!

Netflix has cautiously written: “Inspired by real events, this fictional dramatisation tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that shaped her reign.”

Queen Elizabeth II passed away in September at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, at the age of 96.

To mark this sad occasion, we picked out some of the best movies, TV series, and documentaries depicting the life of Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

Imelda Staunton reprised her role as Lady Maud Bagshaw in the second Downton Abbey movie earlier this year.

Watch the hilarious hat shop scene with her real-life husband Jim Carter here:

It’s currently unclear if there’ll be a third movie, but with Staunton’s character now the mother-in-law of Tom Branson, we’re sure she’ll appear again.

The final season of The Crown is filming in England right now.

Season 6 is set to premiere on Netflix towards the end next year.

The Crown is available on DVD on Amazon.