When is the new season of The Crown coming out? Release date and how to watch

The new season of The Crown is set to be released on Netflix very soon, but how long will fans have to wait to watch the royal drama unfold?

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Fans of Netflix's royal drama are wondering, 'When is the new season of The Crown coming out?' Here is what we know so far about the upcoming fifth season of The Crown...

Season 5 of The Crown is set to be released this autumn and fans can't wait to see the royal drama unfold. Following the sudden passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, a new monarch has been appointed - and King Charles III is set to be the focal point of the upcoming season of the Netflix show.  

This led to Buckingham Palace releasing a statement on The Crown ahead of the season focusing on Charles and Diana's divorce. The Palace reiterated that the show is a 'drama, not a documentary,' which led to speculation that the firm is concerned about how damaging this season will be for the monarch's public image. 

Despite concerns from the royals, the season is set to be released very soon, here is what we know...

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When is the new season of The Crown coming out?

Season 5 of The Crown is set to be released in the UK and US on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 8 am and fans cannot wait for this latest season of royal drama. 

The series will consist of 10 episodes, each at around 60 minutes (or one hour) in length. All of the episodes will be released on November 9, and fans will be able to binge-watch the entire fifth season within 10 hours!

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How to watch new season of The Crown 

The new series of The Crown will be available on Netflix in the UK and US, and a number of other regions. However, if you are living outside of the regions where The Crown will not be released on Netflix, you may need a VPN.

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  3. With your VPN installed and server location set to US or the UK you can access The Crown on Netflix.

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What will season 5 of The Crown be about?

The synopsis from Netflix's The Crown reveals that the show will take place during the collapse of the Soviet Union, and will show the Queen's 40th jubilee. The series will also focus on Prince Charles' divorce from Princess Diana and the media scrutiny the couple faced during this time. There will also be an examination of Charles' affair with Camilla during his marriage, and Diana's relationship with Dodi Al Fayed.

It is also understood that The Crown won't continue past season 6, with some suggesting that the show creator Peter Morgan wishes to leave time between modern-day real-life events, and their fictionalized re-telling in the Netflix drama.

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