'The Crown' introduces its new Princess Diana and Prince Charles: See the photos
Meet the new Princess Diana and Prince Charles.
Netflix gave the first look at Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West in character as the former royal couple for the upcoming fifth and sixth season of "The Crown." Princess Diana and Prince Charles were previously portrayed by Emma Corrin (Season 4) and Josh O'Connor (Season 3-4).
The new photo released by Netflix Tuesday shows Debicki donning the late royal's signature short blond hair while laying down on a peach-colored sofa with a smirk rested on her face.
In a statement tweeted by the show's official account last August, Debicki said playing the role of Princess Diana was an "honor."
"Princess Diana's spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many," Debicki said at the time. "It is my true privilege and honor to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one."
Social media users on Tuesday applauded the series' latest pick for the "People's Princess" based on Debicki's striking resemblance to Diana.
"Elizabeth Debicki's Diana nails it!" one usertweeted. Other Twitter users agreed that Debicki is "perfect," "exquisitely cast" and "pretty spot on" for the role.
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West's debut as Prince Charles, on the other hand, did not go over as smooth.
Some Twitter users called for Netflix to "redo casting" following the release of an image showing West dressed as the Prince of Wales in a double-breasted suit and striped tie.
"I love Dominic West as an actor. Casting him as Charles?" one user tweeted, another added, "I’m sorry but Dominic West is not a good fit for Prince Charles."
Some fans argued that West was "too handsome" to portray Prince Charles. Other fans called West's casting "ridiculous," "generous" and "unforgivable.
Princess Diana was introduced into Netflix's "The Crown" during Season 4, which focused on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II from 1979 to 1990. Season 4 depicted the highs and lows of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's relationship, including their February engagement in 1981, their July wedding that same year, and the eventual fall of their marriage over extramarital affairs.
Season 5 will feature a new queen, played by Imelda Staunton , following Olivia Colman (Season 3-4) and Claire Foy's (Season 1-2) portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Debicki, 29, most recently starred in Christopher Nolan's 2020 film "Tenet," alongside Robert Pattinson and John David Washington.
The actress is known for her breakout performance in Steve McQueen's 2018 thriller "Widows," and heroles in 2017's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," and 2013's "The Great Gatsby."
West, 51, is best known for his TV drama roles as Jimmy McNulty in "The Wire" and Noah Solloway in "The Affair." His other acting credits include the 2018 film "Colette," 2002's "Chicago" and 2007's "300."
Contributing: The Associated Press