The fifth season of the popular Netflix drama will feature Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana
In an exciting new update for The Crown fans, the Netflix drama has cast Senan West in the role of a young Prince William for its upcoming fifth season. If the name sounds familiar, it is because the 13 year old is the son of actor Dominic West, who will play the role of Prince Charles.
According to Variety, the young West was reportedly cast in the role after the show’s producers came across the young actor’s audition tape submitted by his agent. He will appear in the final episodes of The Crown’s latest season, and it will mark his on screen debut.
The critically acclaimed series’ upcoming fifth season will also feature Elizabeth Debicki, known for her roles in The Night Manager and The Great Gatsby, as Princess Diana. She will replace Emma Corrin who played the princess on the show’s previous season.
The rest of the cast include Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce, Lesley Manville, Khalid Abdalla and Jonny Lee Miller. The former will play Queen Elizabeth II, who was played by Olivia Colman last season. Netflix had released the first looks of West, Debicki and Staunton in the previous months.
The Crown chronicles the lives of members of the British Royal family during different periods of their lives.The fourth season’s final episodes were set in the 1980s and the fifth season will take up the regal story from the 1990s.
Although details regarding the new season’s storylines are being kept under wraps, it is rumoured that it will include the family’s many misfortunes including Charles and Diana’s separation following his affair with Camilla, Diana’s relationship with Dodi Fayed, and the fire at Windsor Castle.