In the wake of Queen Elizabeth II’s death on September 8, Netflix saw its critically acclaimed series, The Crown, return to the top of the streaming charts. Production on season six was paused after the long-reigning monarch’s passing, but the streamer announced that season five of the series would return November 9 over the weekend at its second annual virtual global fan event, Netflix Tudum.
This season will mark the third passing of the torch to a new set of actors, with Imelda Staunton taking over as Queen Elizabeth from Claire Foy and Olivia Colman, both of whom won Emmys for the role. Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Phillip, who has been previously played by Matt Smith (House of the Dragon, Doctor Who) and Emmy-winner Tobias Menzies (Game of Thrones, Outlander). Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair) takes over as Prince Charles from Emmy-winner Josh Charles, while Elizabeth Debicki will portray Princess Diana, assuming the role from Emma Corrin.
Season five is said to end with the death and aftermath of Diana and her consort, Dodi Fayed, who died in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.
The streamer announced a slew of other series, both new and returning, as well as films and even video games at the global event, which included separate sessions focusing on Japan, Korea, India and Latin America
Below are highlights from Netflix’s announcements over the weekend:
October 13: The Watcher – from Ryan Murphy, who also brought us the American Horror Story universe – stars Bobby Cannavale and Naomi Watts as a couple who buy a home in New Jersey only to start receiving ominous letters from someone in the neighborhood who refers to himself as, you guessed it, The Watcher.
The series also stars newly minted Emmy-winner Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus), another Emmy-winner, Margo Martindale (The Americans, Justified), Mia Farrow and Terry Kinney.
November 4: Manifest, which Netflix picked up with a 20-episode order after NBC canceled it, returns for a fourth and final season.
November 17: Dead to Me – starring Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini and James Marsden – returns for a third and final season.
December 16: Disney Channel star Noah Centineo grows up in CIA spy thriller The Recruit.
December 21: Lily Collins has a big decision to make in season three of Emily in Paris.
December 25: The Witcher prequel, The Witcher: Blood Origin, arrives just in time to give fans a holiday gift. Fans of the main series, starring Henry Cavil, will have to wait a bit longer with the main series expected to return next year.
Coming in 2023
February 10, March 10: Penn Badgely is back – this time as Professor Jonathan Moore – in season four of You, which was shot in London. Part one debuts February 10 and part two on March 10.
Outer Banks, season 3
Lupin, season 3
Shadow and Bone, season 2
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Bridgerton, season 3
November 4: Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown reprises her role as Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister in Enola Holmes 2, also starring The Witcher’s Henry Cavil and The Crown’s Helena Bonham Carter.
November 18: Slumberland, starring Jason Momoa
December: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Later this year: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, starring Daniel Craig
Coming in 2023
February 10: Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon team up for the first time in romantic comedy Your Place or Mine.
May: The Mother, starring Jennifer Lopez
The streamer also announced a new mobile video game, Oxenfree, available to play now.