Imelda Staunton confirms The Crown Season 5 release date as she takes over as Queen

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Fans of Netflix's The Crown - get excited!

Speaking from an office on the set of The Crown, with pictures of her predecessors framed in the background, the new Queen Elizabeth, Imelda Staunton, has confirmed that in November 2022 The Crown Season 5 will be released on Netflix.

Imelda will take over from Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II and revealed that she can't wait to follow in the footsteps of Olivia and Claire Foy in bringing the her majesty to life on the small screen.

 “Hello, I’m Imelda Staunton, and I’m currently on the set of The Crown, where we have just begun filming season five,” she said.

“I’m delighted to be here, inheriting the role of Queen Elizabeth from two outstanding actresses. Most recently, the wonderful Olivia Colman, and who could forget the actress who originated the part, Claire Foy.”

“I will do my utmost to maintain the very high standard that they set,” she added.

“On behalf of the cast and crew, we look forward to bringing you the next season of The Crown, in November, 2022.”

The Crown season five will see an entire new cast take over the biopic series, with a time jump taking place to factor in the actor chance.