Netflix’s hit historical drama The Crown will be returning to screens for its highly anticipated fifth season. But, just weeks before filming begins, bosses released an advert in the hope of finding the right person to play a young Prince William. The Crown tells the story of the British Monarchy from the 1940s to modern times. It details the life of Queen Elizabeth II before and after the death of her father George VI in 1952. This included her wedding to Prince Phillip, her succession and the adulthood of her children including Prince Charles’ relationship with Princess Diana.
As season five prepares to portray their divorces, from the public reaction to the private details inside the palace, showrunners made a last-minute casting call. The advert continued: “We are very experienced in providing a great deal of support for the young actors and their families through what they find a uniquely rewarding creative process.” As the age range desired is between 18-35, bosses will likely explore Prince William’s personal life including his marriage to Kate Middleton. This could also be the same for his younger brother Prince Harry, although it was confirmed his decision to step back as a senior member of the British royal family would not be portrayed.
In 2020, The Crown’s creator Peter Morgan stated he would not be re-telling Harry and Meghan’s departure. He said: “Meghan and Harry are in the middle of their journey, and I don’t know what their journey is or how it will end.” “I sort of have in my head a 20-year rule. That is enough time and enough distance to really understand something, to understand its role, to understand its position, to understand its relevance,” he told the Hollywood Reporter. Although Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage and divorce will be depicted, fans will also see another royal breakup.