The Crown season 5 trailer gives first look at Diana's Martin Bashir interview
Netflix has dropped a brand new trailer for The Crown season 5 giving the first glimpse at Princess Diana’s damning interview with Martin Bashir.
The hotly anticipated series will return next month and will see Dominic West take on the role of King Charles III, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, and Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II.
The two-minute teaser hints at the ‘beginning of the end’ as Princess Diana prepares to give her infamous Panorama interview of 1995.
‘She’s at breaking point because of the way she feels she has been treated,’ Bashir is seen saying. ‘They see her as a threat.’
As Diana prepares to take her seat, she vows: ‘I won’t go quietly. I’ll battle till the end.’
In her candid Panorama chat, the late royal spoke out for the first time about Prince Charles’ affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles, saying ‘there were three of us’ in the marriage.
More than 20million people watched the interview and, shortly after it was broadcast, the late Queen wrote to Charles and Diana telling them to divorce.
The new episodes of The Crown will follow Princess Diana and the breakdown of her marriage to the then-Prince Charles, while also featuring their children Princes William and Harry.
‘With the new decade in its stride, the royal family is presented with possibly their biggest challenge to date; as the public openly question their role in ’90s Britain,’ the official synopsis teases.
‘As Queen Elizabeth II approaches the 40th anniversary of her accession, she reflects on a reign that has encompassed nine prime ministers, the advent of mass television and the twilight of the British Empire.
‘Yet new challenges are on the horizon. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the transfer of sovereignty in Hong Kong signals a seismic shift in the international order presenting both obstacles and opportunities. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing closer to home.’
It continues: ‘Prince Charles pressures his mother to allow him to divorce Diana, presenting a constitutional crisis of the monarchy.
‘Rumours circulate as husband and wife are seen to live increasingly separate lives and, as media scrutiny intensifies, Diana decides to take control of her own narrative, breaking with family protocol to publish a book that undermines public support for Charles and exposes the cracks in the House of Windsor.
‘Tensions are set to rise further, as Mohamed Al Fayed arrives on the scene. Driven by his desire for acceptance of the highest order, he harnesses his self-made wealth and power to try and earn him and his son Dodi a seat at the royal table.’
The Crown season 5 arrives on November 9 on Netflix.
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