The Crown: Season 5

Poster for The Crown: Season 5

This season of the Emmy-winning royals-at-war saga follows on from the Princess Diana saga, with an all new cast including... More

Where to watch The Crown: Season 5

The Crown: Season 5 is available to stream in the... More United Kingdom now on Netflix.

The Crown: Season 5 episodes

Episode 5.1

Queen Victoria Syndrome

A much-needed update to the Royal Yacht draws scrutiny to... More the Queen's reign. Hounded by the press, Charles and Diana have a second honeymoon in Italy.

Episode 5.2

The System

Prince Philip offers his support to a grieving family member.... More Keen to snatch a scoop, a tabloid journalist approaches Diana about a tell-all book.

Episode 5.3

Mou Mou

In 1946, an Egyptian street vendor finds inspiration in the... More abdicated King Edward. Years later, he eagerly tries to integrate into British High Society.

Episode 5.4

Annus Horribilis

Between a fire at Windsor Castle and tensions in her... More children’s marriages, the Queen commemorates and reassesses her 40 years on the throne.


The Way Ahead

Faced with the fallout of an intercepted call with Camilla... More and the consequent kickback to his marriage, Prince Charles must navigate a scandal.


Ipatiev House

Eager to lead a newly democratic Russia, President Yeltsin tries... More to win the Queen's support while she navigates new rifts in her marriage with Philip.


No Woman's Land

As BBC's Martin Bashir goes to great lengths to secure... More an interview with Diana, the lonely princess finds purpose and warmth in a London hospital.



The Queen spends quality time with Prince William. On Guy... More Fawkes Night, fireworks make for a perfect distraction from Diana's BBC interview.


Couple 31

The Princess of Wales contends with the repercussions of her... More statements. The Queen asks the Prime Minister for his help in a delicate family matter.



After heightened public scrutiny, Charles forges a new alliance in... More Hong Kong. Mohamed Al-Fayed offers his support to a newly-divorced Diana.

The Crown: Season 5 | Ratings & Reviews

"Morgan (is) casting around for side plots to hide the fact that everything he has to say about the Windsors has already been said."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"The Crown’s Diana-divorce season is its weakest yet."


"This was once a superior costume drama, moments of 20th-century history packaged into an upmarket soap opera. But... the show is edging towards trashy telenovela."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"The heart of the series remains creator Peter Morgan’s disarming compassion for the human souls within this lofty institution."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Unfortunately... Peter Morgan struggles to find the balance between classy and trashy that defined earlier seasons."


"The new cast, led by Imelda Staunton as the Queen and dynamite Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, is sheer perfection."


"Watching the current season feels more like a preference than a requirement."


"While some of this season can feel more like setup for something bigger rather than standing on its own, The Crown remains as engrossing as ever."

TV GuideTV Guide

"Both more simplistic and less coherent than past seasons."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"The twin spectres of grief and dread loom over the entire season."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"A soapy, frothy, addictive show... If there's a standout, though, it's Debicki, who makes Diana both frustrating and sympathetic."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"Really zings when the show turns a hard gaze toward the maddening ways that Elizabeth and her cohort refuse compassion and adaptation."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"It has been well worth the wait."


"The first three episodes are ditchwater dull. But here’s the good news. It gets better. Much better."

The TimesThe Times

"Much less of this season feels as revelatory... it’s all still executed at a very high level, mind you. The new actors are all wonderful."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"This series, when it hits its stride in the second half at least, is compelling as soap opera."


"The geopolitical wranglings of post-war reconstruction and the rise of the Soviet Union have been replaced, in the show’s appointed scope, by trivial gossip."


"The Crown weighs too heavily in a dismal, drawn out season."


The Crown: Season 5 | Details

15, Sex, nudity, sex references, violence, suicide references
Country of origin
Netflix Original

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