Netflix have shared the first photos of Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana and Dominic West as Prince Charles in season five of The Crown.
The new season of the popular show began filming in the UK last month, and will follow the princess through the early 1990s.
In season four, Charles was played by Josh O’Connor, while Emma Corrin portrayed Diana.
Our new Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki). pic.twitter.com/2QIMOhY1dE
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) August 17, 2021
Showrunner Peter Morgan makes sure to change the show’s cast every two years to ensure their ageing is portrayed authentically.
During a previous interview with Variety, he said: “You can’t ask someone to act middle aged. Someone has to bring their own fatigue to it.”
“The feelings we all have as 50-year-olds are different than the feelings we all have as 30-year-olds. That informs everything we do.”
Lesley Manville is set to take over as Princess Margaret, who was played by Helena Bonham Carter previously.
Jonathan Pryce will take on the role of Prince Philip in the upcoming season, while Imelda Staunton will take over from Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II.
An early glimpse of our new Queen Elizabeth II, Imelda Staunton. pic.twitter.com/ZeMSA1hDnv
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) July 30, 2021