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Where to watch The Crown season 5 in Australia

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Season 5 of The Crown is set to arrive on Netflix here in Australia in November 2022 and fans are already eager to see how the royal drama tackles upcoming plot points like Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ messy marriage breakdown.

WATCH: Imelda Staunton on The Crown season 5

There were fears that the death of the Queen on September 8, 2022 could cause the hit show’s latest season to be delayed or postponed, but as it stands the release date hasn’t changed.

Though production for season 6 was shut down on the day of the Queen’s death and again on the day of her state funeral, it doesn’t look like The Crown’s sixth season will be delayed either.

But season 6 is still a long way off, and there’s so much ground to cover in season 5, which will cover all the royal family’s ups and downs in the 1990s.

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Imelda Staunton will take over as Queen Elizabeth II from Olivia Colman in season 5. (Credit: Neftlix/Instagram)

That includes major events like Diana and Charles’ divorce, a fire at Windsor castle, Diana’s bombshell TV interview where she revealed Charles’ affair and (we think) Diana’s tragic death in 1997.

Before the new season drops in November, catch up on everything you need to know about The Crown season 5 and where to watch it in Australia below.

When does The Crown season 5 premiere in Australia?

The Crown’s highly anticipated fifth season will arrive on Netflix in Australia on November 9, with all the episodes expected to drop on the premiere date so fans can binge the season in one sitting.

Where to watch The Crown season 5 in Australia

As always, The Crown will air its fifth season on Netflix, where it has become one of the streaming giant’s biggest successes. You can stream it on the Netflix website or through the app on phones, tablets and TVs.

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Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki will replace Emma Corrin as Diana. (Credit: Neftlix/Instagram)

Cast changes for The Crown season 5

As The Crown covers such a long period of history, the show regularly updates its cast as the characters age. Season 5 is no different, with a number of new actors stepping in to take over key royal characters, including the Queen and Princess Diana.

Imelda Staunton will take over as Queen Elizabeth II from Olivia Colman, who previously took over from Claire Foy. Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki will replace Emma Corrin as Diana, while Dominic West will play opposite her as Charles.

Helena Bonham Carter, who was portraying Princess Margaret, will hand the reins to Lesley Manville and Jonathon Pryce will step into the role of Prince Philip in seasons 5 and 6. It’s also been reported that Jonny Lee Miller will appear as Prime Minister John Major and Khalid Abdalla will play Dodi Fayed, Diana’s boyfriend when she died.

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Dominic West will play an older version of Prince Charles. (Credit: Neftlix/Instagram)

What happened in The Crown season 4?

Much of The Crown’s fourth season centred around Diana and Charles’ marriage and his affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles. The season included the birth of their children, Prince Harry and Prince William, and came to a close with the royal family seeming exasperated with their marital issues. The Queen urged Charles to focus on his role as future king, while Philip warned Diana that the consequences of her marriage failing could be dire for the monarchy.

Season four’s end also saw Margaret Thatcher resign as Prime Minister, with actress Gillian Anderson exiting the show.

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