“The Crown” season five is coming to Netflix on Nov. 9, and in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II’s death on Sept. 8, the show will certainly have a different feeling from previous seasons — perhaps fitting for a show that will cover some of the queen’s most challenging years.
We don’t know too much about what to expect, but the streaming giant has unveiled its cast, which, per Variety, includes newcomer Senan West, the real-life son of Dominic West (who now plays Prince Charles). After a nationwide search for the show’s Prince William, the 14-year-old is taking on the role of the royal heir.
With season four taking place between 1979 and 1990, the forthcoming chapter is likely totake us through the ’90s, covering what is perhaps the royal family’s most scandal-ridden era. Elizabeth Debicki will take on the challenge of playing Princess Diana during her break from the royal family in 1992 and onwards, though this season of the show reportedly will not cover Diana’s death in 1997; instead, per Deadline, the show’s sixth and final season will take on that challenge.
Similar to previous seasons, we’ll see a mix of new and returning stars as we follow along with what happens at the turn of the century. Ahead, see which actors will be taking on the principal royal roles this season.