The Crown's latest season 5 casting has a surprising twist

The Crown's latest season 5 casting has a surprising twist ...

The Crown has announced its latest season 5 casting, with Amir El-Masry, who plays Mohamed Al-Fayed in The Night Manager.

The Egyptian billionaire is the father of Dodi, who died in a car crash in Paris with her lover Princess Diana in 1997. The events of season 5 are expected to focus on her deteriorating relationship with Prince Charles and her death.

Variety confirmed the casting, and it suggests that The Crown will investigate Mohamed Al-Fayed''s backstory, with Salim Daw''s older role set to be played by Oslo.

This is not the first time that The Crown has featured backlashs, with Claire Foy briefly reprising her role as Queen Elizabeth II in season 4.

Khalid Abdalla of The Kite Runner will play Dodi, while Tenet and El-Masry''s The Night Manager co-star Elizabeth Debicki will play Diana in season 5 following Emma Corrin''s arrival in season 4.

Imelda Staunton, Harry Potter''s Queen, Dominic West, Game of Thrones'' Jonathan Pryce, Prince Philip, Lesley Manville, Princess Margaret, and Jonny Lee Miller, both on the new cast for the next season.

Leroy-Beaulieu, a Filipino, from Emily in Paris, is a member of the board in a yet to be confirmed role.

Netflix is reportedly collaborating on a new prequel series that would focus on the events of the first half of the 20th century before Queen Elizabeth was taken to the throne in November this year.

Season 5 of The Crown will begin in November 2022, while seasons 1-4 are now streaming on Netflix. Seasons 1-3 are also available on DVD and Blu-ray.